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March 18, 2008
march 17, 08
dress #6, state 6 (printed march 12, 08)
March 13, 2008
march 10, 08 (dress #6 state 5, printed march 5 08)
I decided to bring dress #6 out of retirement and put a new bodice on it so it would look like the other dresses. First I printed it again, then replaced the bodice using fabric from a skirt I made last spring that was too big, then wore it, then forgot to photograph it in that state before printing it again. Argh.
October 12, 2007
october 10, 07
I'm retiring this dress at this stage: it's the third to retire, after dresses #1 and #2.
dress # 6, state 4 (printed october 1 07)
September 30, 2007
september 30, 07
This dress doesn't look as different in this photo as it really is from its last state. The solid blue ink that covers the whole skirt contrasts more with the blue of the bodice than is apparent in this lighting.
September 28, 2007
dress #6, state 3 (printed september 26, 07)
September 25, 2007
september 25, 07
At a public lecture this afternoon I got a little silly and started writing notes on my hem to "pass" to my colleague sitting next to me. An hour later and there was half a conversation written upside down along the hem of my dress in ballpoint pen: while it began as a joke, I think perhaps that note-writing such as this is perfectly appropriate in terms of making the clothes a part of my daily life and not being precious about keeping them pristine. It's not like it isn't going to be covered up in a few days anyway, and it makes sense that if I need to write myself a reminder note about something, I ought to write it on my dress, upside down somewhere around the knee so that I will see it when I sit down, and be reminded. It would keep the back of my left hand a lot cleaner.
dress #6, state 2 (printed september 23, 07)
I forgot to take a shot of the dress laid out before printing it, so the only record of state 1 is the photo of me wearing it. At any rate, here is the front after printing:
and the back:
September 18, 2007
september 18, 07
I'm almost to the point where I have enough clothes that I won't have to sew new things as often, and can re-print the existing garments more often. I'm eager to get to the part where I'm just altering and re-wearing the same set of dresses so that I can get a good buildup of ink happening on them. Some of the earlier separates will likely get phased out of the project as I figure out which pieces are better for printing on and which pieces will be more difficult to exhibit later; ideally I'd like to have ten to fourteen dresses and just cycle through them, watching the ink layers accumulate.