I’ve been cutting this Lorax stencil for the past four weeks. Hands down, it is the most time-consuming stencil I’ve ever cut. See the red lines? Mr. Lorax didn’t have a late night out, that’s where I patched the stencil because I slipped with the razor blade a couple of weeks ago. Fingers crossed it works!
Mr. Lorax will be lime green on deep royal blue. Like the “Choo Choo Choose You” shirt, I’m creating a lighter design on a darker background. It’s a much longer process than a dark color on a light background because it requires many coats of paint. This is the first.
And the second. This may take quite a few coats. I let it dry for an hour or two between layers, and make sure each layer is quite thin for the best coverage. The Lorax will probably be my last stencil for a while, the set of shirts for my husband was kind of like one big project and once this guy and the pinstripe tee are finished (maybe tomorrow afternoon!) I can stop thinking about it and focus on other projects.
While I’m sharing WIPs, check out my dress pinks, picked up today at The Fabric Store:
This pink looked almost white in the store. I thought I could use it instead of white. Not that I can’t find white, I just thought it would look cool. Once I got home, I saw I should have bought a dress length of the palest pink rather than the medium pink I took home. Lesson: make sure to look at fabrics in natural light when matching colors!
Sigh. That’s why I haven’t attempted this dress- I knew color matching would make me want to tear my eyes out. At least I like the “wrong” pink I bought and it’s a versatile fabric. And goodness, sateen isn’t hideously expensive so later this week I’ll trudge back to the shop and buy a length of the perfect-pink-that-is-actually-nowhere-close-to-white and smile about it because it will match Megan’s dress rather well.
Can you tell I’m not working on much of my own stuff at the moment? It’s kind of bits and pieces because I’m working on patterns and other goodies…
Thanks for all the input on my jeans, by the way! I’ll be sure to document how I do the double yoke so I can post it.