Clothing with heritage images

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In October 2015 I presented (see Youtube video) at the wonderful Sharing is Caring conference in Copenhagen. I was doing a Pecha Kucha about Aagaards Photos (see the photos on Flickr). At the same time I was showing off my new dress made from custom printed fabric with some of Aagaards photos on.

At #sharecare15@HenrietteRouedis talking about DIY culture and heritage: check out the fabulous printed dress!

— melissa terras (@melissaterras) 2. oktober 2015

In October I promised to make the image I had printed on the fabric available alongside a tutorial on how to make clothes out of custom printed heritage fabric. So here it is:

All the images used are CC SA-BY and the ones taken by @jrouedcunliffe are available in this Flickr album. Or download the fabric file here.

So what’s next. Well I would like to make something out of other Danish heritage images or artworks.

Currently I am looking at The National Gallery of Denmark’s public domain images as well as the National Museum of Denmark’s open collections.

I documented the process of making the dress thoroughly and shared the journey using the hashtag #ccsewingproject, mostly on Instagram. I will continue to share the ongoing fun of making fun items with heritage imagery and if you decide to join in I hope you will share your images with me using #ccsewingproject.

Aagaard Photo dress