I made it through to the third week of Project Run and Play! This week’s challenge was to make an adult inspired outfit. So here’s my design for the week….The Papilionidae….too bad I can’t even pronounce the name, but I felt like it needed something extravagant/dramatic to live up to my inspiration:
My inspiration for this challenge was Alexander McQueen. I love the butterfly prints and hair pieces that several of his past collections have included and wanted to do something similarly inspired but still appropriate for a child.
I took a basic light grey cotton/lycra knit and created a whimsical butterfly print using different colors of inks and diluted fabric paint. The butterflies are silk screened in different colors and additional colors were added by hand painting the fabric.