We had the honour of taking part in Sew Gorgeous which is a special collaboration between Songlines Art, Flying Fox Fabrics & Papulankutja Artists. This is the second year we have worked alongside a great team of makers in this project led by Songlines Art.
We chose to work with the Seven Sisters print by Anwari Mitchell of Papulankutja Artists.
It is a digitally organic cotton fabric printed by Next State Print in Melbourne. The classic cotton is made from organic yarn and woven in a satin finish at 140cm wide.
The artwork by Anwari explains the creation of two constellations: the Pleiades and Orion. Find out more about Anwari’s work and the story behind the design on the Songlines Art website.
For the pattern, we looked through our pattern collection for a design that had a bodice that would showcase the fabric. The trick to this was that it doesn’t have too many design lines. We found Vogue 9343 and adapted the skirt to be A-line to better show off the material.
Cutting this fabric it was really important that we considered the pattern placement in this beautiful work by artist Anwari Mitchell. Enjoy watching us debating the print placement in the video and then see the pattern placement in the skirt captured in the photos below.
Sew Gorgeous Photos
Seven Sisters print by Anwari Mitchell of Papulankutja Artists
Model: Jadene Croft
Photographer: Nicholas Gouldhurst
Sew Gorgeous Project Credits
Check out our project for last year’s Frock On project here.