PRINTING: The background texture of gold distress lines on grey was made by printing gutta resist with ocre dye added (before grey dye applied) with a print pad made from my own grown sweetcorn leaves, dried flat and glued to cereal cardboard. The dried maize leaves form ridges when dried which make a good ridged 'relief' print. The leaves are easily seen once known. This was a small one-leaf experiment, but I've recently (2021) made a solid panel of multiple dried leaves relief cardboard print pad, (to be exampled).
Note: lightweight fabrics good for tops, being cooler; with heavier fabrics such as linen, for lower skirt part.