Afternoon tea on the moon

August 29, 2013 in Costume, space, steampunk, tea, weekend at the asylum

The annual dressmaking frenzy for “weekend at the asylum” has begun! As usual, my first attempt at a sketch, on the back of an envelope, is what will form the general shape of this outfit!

I’m aiming for slightly Edwardian, asymmetric, unusual juxtapositions and layers of fabrics, using scraps and off cuts to recycle and reform ordinary cotton calico into something amazing!
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