Made for the first British Costume Convention. Based on the ancient celtic ledgend from the Mabinogion that told of a woman made of flowers who was later transformed into an Owl. The coat is cut to an 'Empire style' pattern, lined in silk and decortated in appliqué violets, primroses, bluebels,lillies, dogroses and many more!
Underneath the owl costumes was based on a 20'dress. The front was padded, quilted satin and the back was various brown velvets. The wings were layers of chiffon. It was worn with a feathered mask, sparkling tights and very high sandles.
Jaine Fenn saw my coat based on her book and wanted one. I said I wouldn't make a second but I was really interested in making one based on the Esher print, angels and daemons. This is already a circular design so No Problem! The fabrics were a bit light but it worked well.
YGGDRASIL or THE WORLD TREE
I got bored one day and decided to make a three quarter cloak for my friend Astrid. She's a Viking so I decorated the back with the World Tree complete with 4 deer, 2 ravens, a squirrel, an eagle and a dragon. The front has a wolf headed Thor's hammer and a Midgard serpent.
The plummed Serpant of Aztec mythology taken from the codex Borgia. This is on the back of one of my jackets.
I also make clothes for dolls, Ball joined dolls like this Victorian couple (headless here, I'm afraid) and the little shepherdess.
My old Cindy dolls have become models for historic costume like this Georgian lady and I have also made award dolls like this Matador.
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