Added Sep 12, 2013
Wellington, New ...
this was my final work for my costume construction course at toi whakaari. i based it off one of beatrix potter’s drawings from the tailor of gloucester. we had the year to bring a picture to life, and at the end we had costume showcase to show off our results. it was videoed, and you can watch my mouse at – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5c6xjFDO8I.
the costume consists of a bustle, petticoat, gown, apron, neck ruff and the mouse mask. the mask was made by carving a polystyrene block to the shape i wanted and then casting fibre glass over the top. i had to drill and sand out eye and ear holes, added the ears and then stuffed the inside with foam and lined it. the eyes i made myself and give very limited vision out the sides (huge blind spot in the middle) and the eye-holders and ears are made from a material that you can mould when hot water is applied. once those had been attached i cut up an old rabbit fur coat and spray glued that on, then added some pieces of stripped rigilene for whiskers. the last step was to attach the mob cap. :)
photographs are taken by leah reilly, and my model is frith horan.
to see more of my creations / keep up with what i’m doing please feel free to “like” me on facebook – http://www.facebook.com/jessiCATsewing
cotton, polyester, satin, wadding, calico, fleece, rope, hot glue, rabbit fur, lace, ribbon, etc, etc
See more prize details and how to enter...
Cool greys transition from summer to fall in a shirt dress, flowing maxi skirt, and new jackets.
8 patterns, a web seminar, and technique videos for sewing menswear.
Sewing & Techniques
Say goodbye to skipped stitches and damaged seams!
Fashion & Trends
Flaunt those curves in Kim-approved bombshell looks.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.