I just entered the "Inspired by Threads" Magazine contest:
And I wanted to share my entry with our Patterned History followers.
In 1996, when I was 17 years old, I was inspired by Threads Issue #64 to make my Senior Prom dress. The issue featured an article as well as an "In Detail" image on Ribbonwork Flowers.
|1920's gown I *think* was on the back cover of Threads issue #64 "Up Close". |
I no longer own a copy of the issue from 1996, so I'm pulling this from my memory.
This image is from the
Metropolitan Museum of Art Online Costume Collection
This past summer, I visited my Mom in Houston (I live in CA now) and found that this bodice had been lovingly saved and kept safe all these years.
I was filled with so much emotion to see it again.
|Front View of the my Senior Prom bodice inspired by Threads issue #64 featuring ribbonwork flowers.|
|"Up Close" View of the ribbonwork flowers...did I mention I made this when I was 17?!|
|The bodice laces up the back with brass grommets, and was worn with a matching skirt, made from Folkwear pattern #216 Schoolmistress Skirt, and black Sam & Libby Victorian Boots...ha!! ....so 90's!.|
As my old Costume Designer boss used to say "As long as you know how to sew, you will always be able to eat."
-Kathleen in Oakland