Monday, November 28, 2011

Dress series continues

New art dress entitled "Sackcloth and ashes'' Hand dyed fiber, discharged fabrics, hand and machine sewn, embellished.

About 65" long. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

November color

Because really, in the end nature is the best colorist.

Even the grays are better

A feeble attempt to duplicate.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


waterdress by Lorie McCown

waterdress, a photo by Lorie McCown on Flickr.

One of 4 art dresses I've made based on the 4 elements of earth, fire, air and

water.  Made of hand dyed fabrics and fibers, each one took me over 2 weeks

to make. Hand and machine sewn, embroidered and appliqued. This dress is a

bit 'fish' shaped, with positive and negative kelp and fish shapes all over. 

It's over 70" long and wearable. I have made hangers for all of them as well.

Here's a detail shot of the dress..

Maybe a 'wave' dress next..

Friday, November 4, 2011

fire dress

fire dress by Lorie McCown
fire dress, a photo by Lorie McCown on Flickr.

Here's a close up of the fiber and the stitching. Sheer overlays and overdyed silks and cottons..

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


earthdress by Lorie McCown
earthdress, a photo by Lorie McCown on Flickr.

One of four art dresses I've sewn, based on the four elements, earth, air, water and fire.