working on the ladies

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen this photo go by-


I have been working on redesigning my lady body pattern for the tattooed ladies. Last week, after I got back from Chicago, I cut out some ladies from my new patterns. On Friday I dyed the fabrics. I sewed over the weekend and am now in the process of finishing some up. Here is my first one finished-

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A profile shot-

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Dark-skinned man 2

I leave for Chicago tomorrow but I’m still working away! After these fellows, I have 3 foxes I’m hoping to finish before I get on the plane.

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This is a much redder brown than the other.

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The toile is amazing. He has a badger on his chest- at least I think that’s a badger.

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And a kitty on his back!

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My elephant ear is starting to take over my porch- very encroaching.

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Stop by and say hi if you are in Chicago!

big man rework

I thought he was done when I took this photo-

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But I looked at the photos and looked at the piece and carried him back up to the studio. He spent a few days watching me work and I would glance over every once in a while and ponder. He was not quite complete. But now-

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Yes, he need some red suspenders. Because, you know, he did.

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His nice brown swirly beard.

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Great toile designs on the front and back- genteel folk in their garden.

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