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If We Were Birds by Erin Shields
Directed by Darlene Spencer
Costume Design by Victoria Banjavcic
Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts
April 2013. Toronto, ON.
Apr 8, 2013

If We Were Birds by Erin Shields

Directed by Darlene Spencer

Costume Design by Victoria Banjavcic

Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts

April 2013. Toronto, ON.

If We Were Birds by Erin Shields
Directed by Darlene Spencer
Costume Design by Victoria Banjavcic
Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts
April 2013. Toronto, ON.
Apr 8, 2013

If We Were Birds by Erin Shields

Directed by Darlene Spencer

Costume Design by Victoria Banjavcic

Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts

April 2013. Toronto, ON.

If We Were Birds by Erin Shields
Directed by Darlene Spencer
Costume Design by Victoria Banjavcic
Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts
April 2013. Toronto, ON.
Apr 8, 2013

If We Were Birds by Erin Shields

Directed by Darlene Spencer

Costume Design by Victoria Banjavcic

Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts

April 2013. Toronto, ON.

If We Were Birds by Erin Shields
Directed by Darlene Spencer
Costume Design by Victoria Banjavcic
Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts
April 2013. Toronto, ON.
Apr 8, 2013 / 1 note

If We Were Birds by Erin Shields

Directed by Darlene Spencer

Costume Design by Victoria Banjavcic

Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts

April 2013. Toronto, ON.

Hand pleating the trim for my 1811 bonnet.
Jan 15, 2013

Hand pleating the trim for my 1811 bonnet.

Recreation of a 1811 era bonnet from a vintage fashion plate. Structure is made of laminated layers of medium weight buckram, and two different gauges of millinery wire. Bonnet has been covered in a lightweight blue taffeta, and has hand pleated trim on the upper crown, and handmade bias trims on the crown and brim. Neck ribbons were also handmade and securely sewn into the crown. Eyelet trim on the inside of the brim was also hand gathered, as was white linen lining, which was corded and gathered. Many many long hours went into this piece.
Jan 13, 2013

Recreation of a 1811 era bonnet from a vintage fashion plate. Structure is made of laminated layers of medium weight buckram, and two different gauges of millinery wire. Bonnet has been covered in a lightweight blue taffeta, and has hand pleated trim on the upper crown, and handmade bias trims on the crown and brim. Neck ribbons were also handmade and securely sewn into the crown. Eyelet trim on the inside of the brim was also hand gathered, as was white linen lining, which was corded and gathered. Many many long hours went into this piece.

Recreation of a 1811 era bonnet from a vintage fashion plate. Structure is made of laminated layers of medium weight buckram, and two different gauges of millinery wire. Bonnet has been covered in a lightweight blue taffeta, and has hand pleated trim on the upper crown, and handmade bias trims on the crown and brim, and ribbons around the neck.
Jan 13, 2013

Recreation of a 1811 era bonnet from a vintage fashion plate. Structure is made of laminated layers of medium weight buckram, and two different gauges of millinery wire. Bonnet has been covered in a lightweight blue taffeta, and has hand pleated trim on the upper crown, and handmade bias trims on the crown and brim, and ribbons around the neck.

Recreation of a 1811 era bonnet from a vintage fashion plate. Structure is made of laminated layers of medium weight buckram, and two different gauges of millinery wire. Bonnet has been covered in a lightweight blue taffeta, and has hand pleated trim on the upper crown, and handmade bias trims on the crown and brim. Neck ribbons were also handmade and securely sewn into the crown. Eyelet trim on the inside of the brim was also hand gathered, as was white linen lining, which was corded and gathered. Many many long hours went into this piece.
Jan 13, 2013

Recreation of a 1811 era bonnet from a vintage fashion plate. Structure is made of laminated layers of medium weight buckram, and two different gauges of millinery wire. Bonnet has been covered in a lightweight blue taffeta, and has hand pleated trim on the upper crown, and handmade bias trims on the crown and brim. Neck ribbons were also handmade and securely sewn into the crown. Eyelet trim on the inside of the brim was also hand gathered, as was white linen lining, which was corded and gathered. Many many long hours went into this piece.

Pattern for 1811 bonnet.
Jan 13, 2013

Pattern for 1811 bonnet.

Felt hat inspired by one by Sally Victor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (http://shar.es/4ymIZ). Reblocked from a purchased felt hat and wrapped with new fabric, which has been tacked down to keep it’s shape.
Jan 13, 2013

Felt hat inspired by one by Sally Victor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (http://shar.es/4ymIZ). Reblocked from a purchased felt hat and wrapped with new fabric, which has been tacked down to keep it’s shape.

Felt hat inspired by one by Sally Victor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (http://shar.es/4ymIZ). Reblocked from a purchased felt hat and wrapped with new fabric, which has been tacked down to keep it’s shape.
Jan 13, 2013

Felt hat inspired by one by Sally Victor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (http://shar.es/4ymIZ). Reblocked from a purchased felt hat and wrapped with new fabric, which has been tacked down to keep it’s shape.

Turban based off the character “Lily” from the cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender. Made from polyester and wool batting and cotton twill. Flower made from craft foam and floral wire. All layers securely stitched to one another.
Jan 13, 2013

Turban based off the character “Lily” from the cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender. Made from polyester and wool batting and cotton twill. Flower made from craft foam and floral wire. All layers securely stitched to one another.

Jan 13, 2013

Turban based off the character “Lily” from the cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender. Made from polyester and wool batting and cotton twill. Flower made from craft foam and floral wire. All layers securely stitched to one another.

Jan 13, 2013

Felt skull cap made to go under Lily turban.

Close up of skull cap details.
Jan 13, 2013

Close up of skull cap details.