Monday, 28 November 2011

Clockwork costume for industrial museum

I've been asked to create a centerpiece for the new steampunk exhibition at Bradford industrial museum!

It's very exciting, not least because I am using a luscious wool fabric that was woven on the actual old looms at the museum.

I am going for a short cute costume with a teeny cage crinoline under the skirt. The wool is quite heavy so I've had to cut and drape it rather carefully, but it's fun to drape on the stand in the actual fabrics. Time restraints have vetoed making a toile. As it's a one off show piece I'm quite happy to work in this way for the skirt, though I shall be using patterns drafted for my me-shaped stand for the jacket etc....

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