RIght now, I am thinking of hanging the dresses slightly above my eye level, suspended from the ceiling. I may pad out the skirt with red netting. I will go to the used store display place and get plus sized hanging torsos. I am thinking that the old shoe forms may be coming out of storage and will become part of the display...as will the leftovers, the stitching failures, the test pieces... Bojagi? Thread/shred piles? galvinized buckets call my name...I will need to figure out why that is. Certainly, the project is struggling to become an installation, as usual. Nostalgia is pushing its head in. Evocative objects want to be part of this. Must boogie, though, on the assembly. I have made ready the studio for production sewing. Soon it will begin.
As you can see, the first petticoat is finished. A quick dip in the indigo took the edge off of the brilliant red.
Stay tuned, more photos to follow.
WEARING MY AGE
I have received a grant from the Jerome Foundation to work on a project that I have called "Wearing My Age."