Tuesday 28 October 2014

Making the coat in the real fabric

Yesterday I fitted the coat to my friend who is going to model it for me. Today I've taken it apart to make the required alterations, and have begun to back the pieces with the outer reflective fabric.

Monday 27 October 2014

Angelic bits and pieces

Because this costume is an Angel (I'm making it for a Christmas exhibition!), I've started weaving a few hints of Christian symbols in amongst the general glow-in-the-dark-ness, to give a suggestion of the character's allegiance. I have taken some of the less regularly depicted descriptions of angels in the bible as starting points for the design, to dig beyond what is expected. For example they are sometimes said to have arms and legs of bronze, and bodies of chrisolite (green gemstones). Quite surprising really! It's been an interesting topic to examine,as the little cherubs we see on Christmas cards are a world away from the frightening warrior messengers referenced in the bible.

Saturday 25 October 2014

Coat pattern

Have started to make a pattern for the coat. The fabric I have used shall eventually be the lining.

Wednesday 22 October 2014

Green waistcoat/tunic

This will go underneath the coat. I've sewn up the neckline and shoulders, but have left the side seams open for now so some detail can be added more easily before it's all attached together.

Friday 17 October 2014

Time to start making things again!

Yesterday I had a very busy day...I have now finished four bridesmaids, and almost completed my sister's wedding dress...Just two weeks to go and all can be revealed! Here's something new I'm making, it will be a glowing Angel (not your typical cherub I know!) More details later!

Friday 3 October 2014

More sketches

It is likely I shall make something similar to these in the next few weeks...I shall pick my favorite bits of these and blend them together! As for fabrics and colours, more shall be revealed in time!