My youngest requested a dress with jaguars, cheetahs and meerkats on it. We compromised on just jaguars, and after a fair bit of sketching (both of us), finalised a design we were happy with.
Trouble was it was quite a fiddly design so I kept it a quite a large scale, although cutting out the black layer still proved a little time consuming.
The order of printing was the orange layer, followed by white with the black layer on top. As usual I just peeped through the screen to line up the layers so it’s far from perfect although the large scale helped with accuracy. I was worried that printing the black layer on top of the other colours would cause bleeding, which it did, but not so much it bothered me.
I printed the design onto precut fabric pieces to save printing areas I didn’t need and set with an iron afterwards. I used Nosh Organics jersey href=”nofollow” as it’s lovely quality for a base fabric.Next was just the job of sewing it up.The pattern is my screen print tee pattern (which is nearly ready to share) with a skirt added so it’s pretty volumnous, which I’m hoping will mean it will fit for years to come.I used the simple cuffed sleeve as a design as bold as this calls for a simple design.Happily, as usual, she loves it, but…..’maybe you can make one with cheetahs and meerkats next?’……
The fabric was kindly gifted by Nosh