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My creative space has been all about putting the finishing touches onto this wedding skirt. Its for a lovely lady who is getting married at CERES in march.
When I was initially approached to make this I was completely freaking out at the prospect of making someones wedding outfit! As I am sure I have mentioned before, I am definitely not a professional dressmaker! Anyhow, this lovely lass had seen one of my nuno felted scarves and wanted a skirt and Cami made in a similar style, for her big day.
It's now almost finished, Yay!
Its made from hand dyed tissue silk onto which I have then felted on merino wool and silk loom waste.
The netting on the yoke is silk also.
There is lots of exposed over lock for texture.
Clarice, my mannequin is looking a little battered after being dragged around the markets over summer.
She needs some attention :)

20 comments:

polly pratt said...

It looks fantastic. hope the cami pattern worked out.

Little Ted Canvas said...

Looks like a lovely work in progress, love to see the finished product..

Kirsty said...

It looks fabulous. I love the look & feel of felted silk.

Jason said...

I was wondering how that was going and what it would look it Min. I think you've done a great job. Is there a top that will go with it?

Kate said...

The skirt looks gorgeous! There is going to be one beautifully dressed bride at Ceres in March, that's for sure!

beck said...

How amazing to be making someones wedding outfit! Good luck xo

Trudy Callan said...

Wow! That's amazing. She will look lovely in it, I'm sure.

m.e (Cathie) said...

wow, what a lovely wedding skirt, i just want to reach over and touch it & feel the different textures!

thanks for popping by because it gave me the chance to pop over & visit your wonderful blog world.

Tania said...

Rubbish! Clarice is looking quite wedding glamourous!

yardage girl said...

Wow - nice work! Nic

june at noon said...

What a special outfit. I bet it's even more amazing in person.

Janette Kearns Wilson said...

Miriam,
It looks really lovely congratulations!luv J

Laura Hegfield said...

This is so beautiful and unique...what a blessed bride she is!

dorie said...

lovely colours and great texture! she will be for sure the star that day!

Nikki Cardigan said...

Oh Mim, what a honour. No wonder you freaked out... but well done for not saying no because of the freak out!

It looks amazing. I hope you are able to get some photos of the bride wearing YOUR gown.

Gina said...

I'm so glad that you have the vision and imagination to pull something like this off. It's going to make a very special outfit for your non-cookie-cutter bride! Looking forward to seeing what the cami/bodice bit looks like. Amazing work.

crafty said...

Wow, Mim, it looks beautiful.

Penny said...

Hi Mim. I was only thinking about you this morning, believe it or not. You are the felting queen!

I was thinking that I couldn't remember if I'd visited and said hi since you commented on my blog once before. Still can't remember :/

Anyhoo, I read your blog a lot before I started the course - I picked up your card at the Meat Market. Seeing all your work encouraged me to take the plunge and enrol myself.

Did you exhibit at the Substation last year? I don't remember seeing your work. Do you get together with any of your group?

Catch ya,

Penny.

Sherrin said...

This is looking SO good! She is going to be one very happy woman!

prashant said...

Looks like a lovely work in progress, love to see the finished product..
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