I leaf printed a cotton t shirt on 10 February 2013. I prepared the fabric with soymilk and dyed using iron and E Scoparia leaves.
Here it is on my office desk after its first trip through the washing machine at 30C and its first trip to my office on my back as I rode to work. The front and the back (with the part that was outermost in the dye bath at the upper mid back):
It still smells strongly of eucalyptus when you’re up close (and sweaty), but the smell of soybean is almost gone, or overwhelmed by eucalyptus. I am thinking I can take a photo of it in the (relatively) controlled light conditions of my office at regular intervals and see what we can notice. One wash more and the smell of eucalyptus was fading a good deal.
Here it is in May, 12-15 washes later:
I am just not sure about the influence of light on this image… to me as the person wearing the garment, it seems to have changed little except that the part on the upper mid back where the fabric was exposed to the dye bath (and consequently, to iron) is much lighter. There’s no doubt the photo looks much less orange, though the leaf prints are still entirely distinct.