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Drops

20160711_131439These are to be part of a street art project I’m working on.  I didn’t realize there were so many of them until I took them out of the bag to take a picture.

Caped. Shortly. In the dark.

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I put the cape on yesterday afternoon. It was a bit tight over the shoulders, the holes were meant for her hands to stick out, not the shoulders , so it looks a bit more like a dress than a cape. The dark falls early in Stockholm in the fall, so the pictures aren’t great. When I came back to take some better ones at noon today, the cape was already gone. Feels a bit sad actually. This time I signed my creation, though, so maybe I’ll get some feedback from the person who took it.Foto-1977

Baby it’s cold outside

Foto-1964It’s getting cold, so I’ve made a cape for Mimi, the statue I dressed up this summer.

The challenge is to get her arms into it. I’ve made two rectangular openings and hope they’ll be in the right place.

Of course, i could have taken her measurements last time, but where’s the sport in that?

I made the openings by sewing a rectangle of fabric on the right side of the cape, where I wanted the openings. I then cut an opennig in the middle, turned them inside out and fastened the rim with a very narrow zig sag. Foto-1962

Sketching a master plan

I’m working on a new dress up project for a statue like this one and this

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Since the statues so far have been less than life size, and don’t have moveable limbs, I’ve had to come up with the patterns myself, This has been an unexpected freedom. When I started sewing I made my own patterns, but with experience I just realized that the professional ones were so much better and had thought of all sorts of details for a better fit (Duh) These days I adjust existing patterns to get the look I want.

But it’s been refreshing going back to drawing patterns and even more to cutting the fabric free hand. It’s faster for one thing.

A skirt

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Another statue dressed up. I’m enjoying this.

Left with a sash

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So someone took the dress and left the sash. How am I to interpret this?

  • They wanted the dress. It’s quite small, though, the statue is less than a half size person, and it’s not sewn together in the sides, so it would still need a belt to hold it together.
  • They saw my puting a dress on the statue as a political statement against nude females in public, ripped the dress off and left the sash in her hand as if she were a stripper, letting go of her last piece of clothing. Thus pointing out that females should be naked in public
  • They thought it was time for a change, the dress had been on for almost a week

Getting dressed

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This statue is near my subway station. I thought she looked a bit cold, so I made a dress for her

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