Rosy’s t-shirt wedding dress (Oh happy day!)

by juno on April 24, 2011

Beginning.

Wedding dress by Juno Lamb, with block prints by Kit Brown, from a pattern by our pal Megan Nicolay in her fun and fabulous book Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt, and advice and workshop space from Chris Clyne. I made a variety of tops; Megan is wearing the one intended to go with the skirt of the wedding dress. Scroll down to see the dress on the lovely bride at the fitting and during the wedding, and to see how well it suits a married woman strolling in the rain with her husband.

Bana(n)na wacko...

One of my favorites—this and "Too much is never enough."

“L’amour n’est pas grave”—a bilingual pun worthy of Shakespeare. Not every bride is willing to admit so openly that love is in bed with death.

You can see Megan in the original dress here...

Well, don't.

A lot of fabric in that skirt.

Jazzy modeling the various tops.

Another spare top.

Megan Nicolay modeling the finished dress

In the end we didn't use this top...

the bride tries on her dress...

Juno with Kit Brown

Oh happy day…

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Hayley Wood May 17, 2011 at 09:33

I’m curious about those block prints. What was the carving medium for the blocks–wood? What kind of ink used? I am keen to try some version of this! BEAUTIFUL work.

juno May 17, 2011 at 09:53

I’ll ask Kit and get back to you on that one, Hayley. They are extraordinary.

juno May 17, 2011 at 12:06

Here’s what Kit says: “the wood I use is pine – cut from a plank (no plywood or refinished wood and never anything industrial/chemical like linoleum). the tools I use are woodcut tools – mostly japanese – made for emptying the negative space on the blocks for woodcut printing – not carving tools. The ink I use is oil based “block printing ink” – graphic chemical is the brand I prefer to use. I do not use a press, I transfer the image by rubbing the backside of the fabric with a bamboo asian rice spoon.”

Hayley Wood May 17, 2011 at 14:29

Thank you! Glad to know these specifics!

juno May 31, 2011 at 08:42

More info from Kit:

“Here is the link to a great relief printing supplier in the states – where I get my tools! http://imcclains.com Perhaps you might try your hand at making woodblock patterns and images for your creations!?”

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