The Ringmaster’s Wife

circus wearable art garment, magenta fuschia pink wearable art coat circus theme, Pavelka Paula Seifred OBrien
silver sequin circus wearable art dress, silver dress with drizzles at hem, throwing knives and targets
magenta fuschia pink wearable art coat circus theme, Pavelka Paula Seifred OBrien

Ringmasters Wife wearable art coat circus, Paula O'Brien Pavelka
bird-detail-applique-quilted-coat-Bernina Fashion Show, Fairfield Fashion Show

The Ringmaster’s Wife

Pink quilted wearable art coat
2003
Featured in Bernina Fashion Show of Wearable Art.

She opens the coat to reveal knife-throwing targets. Her husband is a good shot… but she only trusts him if she can wear her organza blindfold!

The collar edge was stitched over and over with threads onto a Super Solvy base (water soluble stabiliser). The coat is adapted from Bloomsbury Garden, in mixed fuschia fabrics quilted on to Fairfield Cotton Classic batting.

Birds in jeweled birdcages, acrylic jewels glued on with Jewel-It glue. A plain heavy reddish zigzag stitch goes down the front and around the whole coat’s edge.

This technique is from the Rosemary Eichorn book The Art Of Fabric Collage by Taunton.


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