Shockingly, I recently sewed something for someone else that's not a commission!
My best friend Naxius (who commissioned the AOA Loki Bullshit Bodice and the Balem robe) had a birthday recently. And so I made him a scarf that turned out to be WAY more frustrating than I anticipated.
|Such a fabulous scarf!|
Unfortunately I can't seem to find the source for this picture.
|The tiny squares look brown in some pictures, but here they are clearly dark green.|
I spent a very long time making the pattern on Adobe Illustrator. I did it all as one print because there was no way I was going to make 2 screens and try to line them up just to make the little squares green.
|Adobe Illustrator is EVIL. But I eventually figured it out.|
This isn't my whole print, just a screenshot of part of it.
|I had to re-do all this. Twice. Bleh.|
(this didn't happen with other screens I've done!)
I did several test prints. The silver on black one on the left was my failed first screen, and the blue one on the right is from my third and final screen. I also did a test print on a bit of the final fabric.
|Note the missing tiny squares on the left one.|
|The rayon before bleaching & dyeing.|
I think it's crepe?
Amazingly, I managed to get them all lined up nearly perfectly!
|Big printing table!|
|Printed fabric! Hooray!|
|I was SO angry at this at first, but it's not too noticeable on the actual scarf, so I can live with it.|
I carefully pressed in the edges and slip stitched them all down by hand.
|The machine basting around the edge was done after the appliqué.|
|Hand stitching somewhat visible on the back of the piece.|
|2 meters of fringe being pulled apart.|
|"What the hell am I doing??" I began to ask myself.|
Putting a ridiculous amount of effort into a scarf, that's what.
|End closing up.|
|Nasty evil fringe finally looking right.|
|Nax making a serious face, like he usually does in photos.|
|It's worn folded in half lengthwise, so there are 2 crosses at each end.|
I quite like the pattern, and will definitely use the screen to print something for me someday.
It's ok though. It's not too bad.