Lady In Red
Penny Muncaster-Jewell

This outfit was a challenge. I really wanted to create a very bright red, even after discharging the black silk organza. Normally when I discharge and paint the resulting colors, although great tend to go darker. I used Vermillion, Cardinal, and a touch of Shimmer Oriental Red.Bengal Pink. Amazingly this came out the exact shades I was looking for! I have since been able to reproduce this color. This is good since this coat has since sold. The Head of the Fashion department (Kay King) at the Houston Community College (Where Project Runway winner Chloe went!) fell in love with the coat at the 2006 Houston Area Fiber Artists Style show.

The coat pattern is a Geoffery Beene Vogue Pattern. I loved the way this falls. To accent to the coat I stenciled and embroidered bamboo leaves onto some of the black areas. The coat was pieced using the Pojagi tiny French seams.

A closure was made from red and black cord and two articulated cloisonné coy fish were on each one.

The Sky is not the limit, nor are the stars. It’s your imagination!