Our collection includes two tops: a halter necked shirt and a cropped sweater. It also includes high-waisted shorts as well as a beenie.
We added zig-zag "volcano" stitching on the exposed zipper and created markings on the back which match the shorts.
Backview of our shorts!
Snaps shut! Proud of this sewing job!
Part of our challenge this week was to waste as little as possible so we used the rest of our fabric to make a purse.
After draping the chiffon we found in the scrap pile we carefully hand-sewed it on the tube-top but had to be careful not to affect the elastic properties. After sewing in snaps for the back we cut a zig-zag hem to match our inspiration!
Took a while to figure out how to sew the beanie shut but it turned out great. After sewing it we dyed it brown to match the shorts.
Not as simple as it looks...
Adding volcano-like stitching in reds and yellows to bring our pieces together. Decorative stitching takes a lot of patience especially when the fabric is still wet from dye like these shorts were.
hand-sewing beads in lava-like patterns
We were inspired by volcanos like this one in Hawaii.
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We used all natural dyes to dye the clothes. We made them out of food scraps from our lunches. First, we put the food scraps in a pot over a hot plate with boiling water. We chose the ingredients based on which colors we were aiming for. Certain colors were hard to make because those hues are not found naturally in our enviroment. Sometimes to make the colors we needed, we had to mix dyes. This is how we got the brown color of our shorts. Making the dyes was an intricate process, but it was fun and more environmentally friendly than chemical dyes.