4 friends in Bloomsbury Garden Jacket & Hat worn with Sundown Skirt. The center ones are in cottons. Dark floral is a soft flannel print.
I am wearing “my little travelling suit” which features a peplum made from a thriftstore chenille bedspread complete with its fringe, skirt features fringe & photo-transfers. The buttons are large sculptural ones of Loius XV chairs. These chair buttons do not pass through buttonholes but are mounted on the same side as buttonholes so that there are buttons down both sides of jacket when worn open, a nice touch.
Finished views of My Little Travelling Suit
, a modified version of Bloomsbury Garden Jacket
and a Sundown Skirt
. The white peplum was cut from a chenille bedspread found at a thrift store. As I held it up in the store, the person next to me said “Oh, too bad it has that big stain on it.” “That’s ok,” I said, “I’m planning to cut it up anyway and it’s perfect.”
Inspiration for this wearable art garment started with the historical French print on muslin from Camela Nitschke’s Ribbonry Shop. Here it is with all the possible fabrics jumbled around it on my worktable. This is when I audition fabrics and delete offending ones.
This is a mockup of fabrics to feature on the back panel, including leaves and the long black strips below to replicate the tassles which would hang there later. These are missing from the phot on top of page.
Things are progressing. The flowers and leaves have been cut and bonded in place.
Fabrics jumbled to represent the skirt panels which feature color photcopy transfers.
Bloomsbury Garden as suit with Sundown Skirt in William Morris fabrics by Liberty. The flowers are in cottons & satins.
by Evelyn Langston of Hollister, MO.
Beautiful jacket & wonderful photo!
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