1 July 2011


So… here it is, my entry for the ‘Burlesque Seller’s Team Challenge’. Members of the team were invited to create an item inspired by this year’s winner of Miss Exotic World, Miss Indigo Blue.
As soon as I took at peek at her website I was inspired. At the top of her Wish List GARDEN FLOWERS and images of flamboyant costumes in yellows and blues, the signature colours of her acts.

Twirly Girl

All ingredients for this one-off work of art were foraged from local sellers and suppliers here on Etsy. A royal blue velvet pad lined with vintage Liberty floral print fabric, has been embellished with fabric flowers and wired leaves that can be bent and twisted in place to suit. The cobalt blue Swarovski rhinestones that decorate the surfaces of the leaves and veiling have been applied by hand and each flower carefully considered and placed. I wanted the design to be a mass of foliage so leaves replace feathers to add height.

Cobalt Blue Swarovski Rhinestones, applied by hand.

Liberty of London Floral Fabric - cut from a vintage handkerchief.

Here are just some of the other entries, there are plenty more to come... keep checking the team blog to see what wonderful creations have been added.

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