Thursday, March 8, 2012

Costume Archives: The Goble Project

Recently, Ruthie posted this list of creative stumbling blocks on Facebook and I've printed and nearly memorized because more of these numbers pertain to me than those that do not. Sad, but true. So, I'm fine-tuning, note-taking and trying to resolve my own lack of production and chaos of projects - a jumble of illustration inspirations, medieval trims, velvet & silk with a cat on top for good measure. A smart place to start seemed to be a past project that was both challenging and rewarding - not to mention the pleasure of collaborating with Jen! For the most part, I make gowns for the pure thrill of wearing and I enjoy the process along the way - I don't sell them or loan them.

This began as an idea for large fashion show for FaerieCon, but in the end it was two gowns I designed and made using Warwick Goble illustrations as a visual guideline. Jen designed and made us both jewelry and crowns!!! selecting stones, glass and finishes to complement the luxurious fabrics - with magical results.
Jen's inspiration "Dressing the Queen"






My choice "Preziosa"







14 comments:

  1. Wow, stunning! I'm so NOT a sewer.. even just had a friend hem some pants cause I can't even handle that! Your gowns along with Jen's jewelry - awesome. I look forward to seeing what comes next.

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    1. Thank you so much. I've been very busy with regular free-lance graphic work and now that Spring is here, time to sew seems like a rare thing. I do a lot of sewing in my mind though:)

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  2. Wow. I love your choice of fabrics and colors, and Jen's delicate jewelry is so rich and appropriate. I love the gold fabric on the bodice of the turquoise gown. Were you the hit of the con?

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    1. Thank you. Jen and I went to a large fabric store here in NC and she selected the fabric for her gown.

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  3. What beautiful dresses especially the first one, I love the fabric that you've used for the train. Lovely accessories too.

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    1. Thank you so much Rowan. I do love playing dress-up.

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  4. I cannot put into words just how much I admire you! Your creations are simply divine and Jen's creations are stunning. Love it all!

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    1. Thanks Jeno. We need to find a fall faire to attend!

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  5. Your attention to detail and design is simply overwhelming. These outfits are stunning,it must be marvelous to wear them!

    P.S. I have medieval tapestry that I was going to hang in my renovated bathroom, I wanted you to see it on that post, but I never used it because the colors were wrong.Of course, it is reproduction Medieval, but still pretty old.. at least a century. I'll post it another time, it reminds me of your blog.

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    1. Jeri - thank you. Oh, your tapestry sounds so lovely. Can't wait to see it. And that bathroom is the most awesome renovation ever!!!

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  6. I just fell in love with your blog...

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    1. Thank you so much. I just visited yours and feel likewise. Beautiful!

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  7. i love all your jewerly ..<3 greetings from Santiago de Chile. :D

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  8. Marta. Thank you so much, but I only made the costumes. The jewelry was made by Jen of Parrish Relics. You can find more of her work here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/parrishrelics

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