Luckily for me, I live in an age where medicine is available and I'm insured. The drug, Imitrex, that I use to treat my migraines takes care of the symptoms (pain on one side of head, pain behind the eyes, sensitivity to light/sound) but causes side effects like tiredness and weakness.
I completed and photographed this project a few weeks ago. Then put together most of the blog post, but I've been sitting on it until I've completed my writing. Just starting a three day weekend, surely I'll finish My Story quite soon.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present; the planet dress!
I made it out of the curtain I got a few weeks back
I had that plain, black dress (and apparently, I only took one bad quality picture before the project) that I saw as a blank canvas for a refashion. I thought that curtain would be an easy place to try this applique technique..
fabric with large print/pattern to make appliques
1. First, I cut out some planets from my curtain. The panel seemed to feature Saturn, Earth, Mars, a comet, and Uranus...Yes, I threw that last planet in for a cheap laugh. Uranus is featured in my project.
2. I then arranged them on my dress. Then I thought it looked a little sparse and added more before rearranging.
3. Using my Heat n Bond adhesive stuff, I followed the directions on the package to attach said adhesive to the back of my cut outs.
|That's the iron shaped space around the planet I was working on.|
I've used this product before, but I think that I previously saw that coming and made adjustments.
4. Once I adhesive-backed all of my little planets, I ironed them one by one onto my dress. I used the picture to remind me of where I wanted them. I only added planets to the skirt part of the dress, the bodice part was a little small.
It was then that I realized I needed a coordinating sweater. Then I realized I was gonna look like a colossal nutjob.
5. Either way, I carried on and found that the best sweater for the job would be this turquoise one. Seeing as though I had many Saturns, that's what I used.
Hey...has anyone read any of the Magic School Bus books? I know what I just made myself look like...
|Ms. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus|
I haven't worn this to school yet, I'm waiting for the right occasion. I definitely did consider trying one of the many galaxy fabric DIYs out there. Then I was like, "keep it simple, stupid. You'll probably screw up and bleach your eye out, kid." I kinda miss the look of the original curtains with their spattered paint look, but I've got more material and plenty of time for more crappy projects.