Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Behold the Alabama Chanin Mardi Gras Dress!

My palette awaits...


I mean my 2 rotten sawhorses and rained-on plywood covered in 2 old sheets awaits, ahem.


The worst part was arranging the dress pieces and getting the edges to lay flat - they curled endlessly!


The best part was airbrushing - so much more refined than spraypainting.


The $90 Alabama Chanin stencil was SO worth it - it's mylar and doesn't soak up the paint, which my little posterboard stencil would've done. Props to Drew for venturing out to take some action shots for me, and major props to Dean, who graciously taught me how to use his manly-man air compressor last night (PSI of 40? No problem!). I took the other one back to Michael's - it's tiny PSI would've been no match for this dress.


And now, please feast your eyes on the most beautiful thing I've ever made:


I will be quitting my day job. I will look for a nice storefront with adequate studio space where I can airbrush and sew to my heart's content. You can call me....The Artist Formerly Known as Dr. Fun. (Wonder if Natalie Chanin needs a partner in South Alabama...)

9 comments:

Pam said...

That is fantastical! What a great result -- and I love the color!

BeckyW said...

Wow!! That is beautiful!!

Sheila said...

Beautiful. .. you did a fabulous job.

Junior said...

Oh WOW!!! That is beautiful! That looks fun using the stencil and airbrush!

Anonymous said...

That looks wonderful!!! As Hawkins would say "MINE".

Robbie

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Thanks, everybody! Robbie, I used Createx Airbrush Colors, and it's opaque purple. Thinking about it now, maybe I should've used an iridescent or pearlized one - they have all kinds. The beads are not working out so well - trying to find them is harder than I thought!

Bianca S said...

Yay! Great job! My runaway plan is to find a store front and sew all day too!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Wow go you :) this looks awesome. You were well set up for this job.

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Thanks, ladies! It took some planning to pull it all together, so I think if I had a place where it could STAY set up, I could crank out some awesome clothes!