|Calling all artists/ artisans|
I believe they are still looking for artists & artisans to help out. If you are still interested check out the post on the Cecily's Closet Facebook page.
|Me as La Catrina|
La Catrina is the beautifully dressed skeleton symbol of El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). My sistar thought she would be a good subject for me to embroider. Since I do portraits, I decided to use one of my own self portraits as a basis for the skull. I then added some of the typical elements, the spider web forehead, the flowers for eye sockets, the skeleton mouth...
|Transferring the pattern onto the jeans|
Because the aqua jeans were so thick, I had to score the pattern in order to transfer the pattern onto the pants. This process was a bit time consuming, but worth it in the end.
|La Catrina pattern transferred on to the jeans|
|Final embroidered portrait of La Catrina|
The jeans are a size 18W skinny jean by Lane Bryant in aqua. The embroidery is outline stitch in black cotton floss (DMC #310). The fundraiser is set for June 24, 2014.
|Modeling the finished product|
This is an original pattern. Please do not use without permission. Thank you.