This is part 2 of the making of Cosmos. You can find part 1 here.
After creating the bee pocket and the flowers I am now making the skirt part of the dress and placing the hidden flowers.
Making the lower part / skirt of the dress
Mini jeans train over batik underskirt
This is the tucked backside with a batik waistband, a batik underskirt plus a patchworked jeans mini train.
The cut of the batik underskirt: I keep the wonky lines, they are so charming.
The batik waistband
connects the top with the skirt.
Sara from New York was the first one using the batik cloth – for the waistband. So she was setting the direction the dress would take. Thank you, Sara!
Transformation of mini jeans train
My choice of colors for stitching the jeans train and the embroidered flowers:
Gold and two beautiful hues of brown.
The golden thread is only used for the hidden flowers.
-1- Hidden cosmos on jeans train lining
This flower lives on the lining of the jeans train and is attached with golden thread.
-2- Hidden flowers on the heart on the back side
First I stitched the white patch with the two red buttons on the batik heart.
This little navy triangles shows my obsession with details. I unstitched this tiny triangle from the batik cloth and used it on the light blue backside as soil for the cosmos flower. Unnecessarily? Probably yes, but I really love this kind of evolution and this level of detailing.
The two layers of the heart are joined by hand with chain stitches and serging stitches in rose and navy.
-3- Subtle effect on front skirt strap
And I really like this adorable, almost hidden flower – living on one of the long skirt straps, like a faint imprint of beauty.
-4- And last but not least: The tiniest flower…
… sits on the waistband in the back.
It is hidden by the train / batik part of the skirting.
Also attached with golden thread. Cute it is!
A dress made to play hide-and-seek 😉
Coming soon: In the third part of “Cosmos, the co-created jeans-dress *3“ the dress will be finished.