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« on: March 20, 2008 02:20:23 AM »

I recently completed a very fun project. I made four ceramic animals. A sheep, a goat, an alpaca and  a camel. Then I made four items of clothing, more or less from fibers from the four animals.

Here's the goat:

He's doesn't worry much and lives in Kashmir.

This is the dolman inspired from the goat:

The back's nice too:

A dolman is sort of a cape with sleeves (you can't really tell that there are sleeves in these pictures), that was used mostly in the middle of the 19th century. Sometimes they where made of Kashmir shawls.

Tip: Go to Victoria and Albert museum and do a search on dolman to see how an old dolman could look like, they're gorgeous! http://images.vam.ac.uk/indexplus/page/Home.html

My dolman is made of a wool fabric. It's edged with Kashmir fabric (very soft and nice, but expensive) plus some silk and wool yarn.

I love this type of garments and I don't think mine turned out that bad. Just have to line it...

The other three parts of the project can be viewed here:
« Last Edit: March 21, 2008 01:29:10 PM by orange_angel » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2008 04:47:22 AM »

This is beautiful! What a great project. TFS
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2008 05:41:43 AM »

Oh that is gorgeous.  It looks stunning.  Certainly like something you'd see in Nordstrom or Saks.

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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2008 06:08:51 AM »

Wow! That is gorgeous. It looks very high end and professionally done. Can you make one for me?  Grin
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2008 06:11:18 AM »

This is wonderful! I notice the belt in the back, does it tie in the front? Did you make your own pattern? I love the teardrop shaped shoulders and the shaping in the back of the dolman. It looks great on your dressform and would smashing on a real person! Very flattering!

« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2008 06:25:49 AM »

Thanks everyone!
mirthgoddness: If I had the time I'd make one for you, but I don't, sorry!
kmwann: Yes the belt ties in the front. I made my own pattern. I've taken a one year pattern construction course, but I had trouble with the arms. The dress form has no arms and it's hard to try it on yourself. But when I got some help from my mom it went much better. When it was done in a nice fabric, it looked much better too. I could take some photos of the pattern pieces (they are not where I am right now), so you could get an idea of how to do it yourselves. Pattern construction isn't that hard!

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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2008 06:36:49 AM »

This is one of the most amazing and creative projects to date!  What a lovely idea.  It's so nice that you were able to incorporate your inspiration pieces along with the clothing pieces.  I love them all--however, I am in awe of the vest.  The intricate detail is really beautiful.  Cheers to you!!
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2008 07:37:50 AM »

Wow! What a great color, and so beautifully tailored. Brilliant idea!

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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2008 08:51:26 AM »

Great job!  I love the goat, I have one as pet and looks just like that.

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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2008 11:36:18 AM »

I love how the front is free and flowy and the back is so fitted and taylored is a wonderful and fun contrast oh and the goat is pretty awesome itself
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