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« on: September 15, 2018 11:05:25 AM »

While not made specifically for Halloween, this costume will probably serve double duty for me this year.



I made it to march in Burlington VT's pride parade with my friend Brad Peacock who is running for US Senate!



The dress is t-shirt scraps hand sewn onto a base shirt.





The feathers were given to me by a farmer friend whose bird was actually named after Brad's father. I wanted to leave them intact and with no glue, so I made this backpack style carrier. It has stays sewn into it every inch on top and in the middle so I can position the feathers however I want.



We had such a great time at the parade and the festival after! It was a windy day which gave the feathers some great movement.



(Special appearance by a bow tie I made last month!)
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2018 01:02:34 PM »

I love it. Ingenious feather holders and the hand stitching knocks this project right over the top. Gorgeous!
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2018 09:07:31 AM »

What a clever idea!
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2018 09:30:48 AM »

I like the way you incorporated a peacock's plumage colors into the shapes/patterns on the dress.  The cut/form, particularly the jagged skirt, also has a fairy-feel to it in my eyes.  And I also dig that you actually had real peacock feathers to work with!

Women in peacock costumes always remind me of the She-Ra character, Peekablue:

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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2018 04:20:21 AM »

very nicely constructed!!  Also love that the tie worked for Brad, too!
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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2018 10:33:54 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2018 06:17:36 PM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2018 12:42:08 PM »

This is great!  I like how it looks like kind of a fun concept on the mannequin & then is really lovely on you/in motion. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2018 10:07:37 AM »

Dang you're clever. I tried something with feathers a few years ago but it failed miserably because I never could reach a solution.
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