This then went hand in hand with the Mandurah Wearable Art component of The Stretch Festival as the theme for 2016 is Illuminate.... oh yes!!!
Using a couple of lampshade frames, one being particularly huge I set about melting lids, drilling lids and fixing, one by one onto the frames. I originally planned for the large frame to go upside down on the head as it fit perfectly however the weight of the lids became a problem... Plan B, turn the right way up and use as a skirt then use the remaining frame as a hat. The hat worked really well, a few issues in lining it (I am not a seamstress) and onto the body. An old corset, fishing wire and lots more discs.
I would guess that I used well over 500 lids in the outfit that has been named 'A dress to Im'Press'... It has a mass of battery powered lights inside and looks mighty fine when lit in a dark room. I also melted some tiny mirrors into a few of the lids to add to the sparkle. This all reaches a climax on Saturday (7th May) in a huge stage show of all 40 outfits. Afterwards my outfit gets displayed at the Perth Quilt and Craft Expo then onto an exhibition at Casm in Mandurah... All very exciting... :)
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