Back to college, new students to knock into shape, usual chaos, confusion, and nothing much that was promised is in place. Sigh. And another year on the treadmill begins.
So, to cheer myself up, my brain has been accelerating away planning a showstopper for next year’s Asylum. Or at least, a really nice frock to wear. I’m all inspired by the pictures we took of the cathedral in Lincoln, and assumed at first that I would let the idea grow slowly, Pin some ideas, and let things take their course.
Fairy overdrive kicked in, and while absently browsing for fabrics, intending to just mark the pages, I accidentally ordered some. then some more. Then some more. the first ones are already arriving, and my Pinterest board is taking off nicely. Take a peek, and you’ll get the drift. I rarely share my sketches/doodles, because they are very poor, and just for my own benefit, so you’ll have to imagine where I’m going for now.
I was originally going with the tried-and-tested bustle style dress so beloved of all steampunks, but I really am making more of the 1890s-1900s styles lately, and I find them comfortable to wear, and rather elegant, so my plans shifted.
The colour scheme is dictated by the cathedral itself, and would be out of my comfort zone in beigey golds, if it wasn’t for the judicious inclusion of lots of contrasting black. I’ll be posting more images here of course, but they will be chosen from this IMGUR album. https://imgur.com/a/Xutvl
Anyway, some of the images here for those that don’t like following links. Some of this is going over my worktable to keep me on track [Hah]
Fabrics so far
I’m all excited! Can you see it yet? [Channelling Rolf Harris there, gawd help me]