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LL Creates: The Raven is a Writing Desk

LL Creates

The mad hatter asks: "Why is the raven like a writing desk? Because they are nevar turned the wrong way front."

The Alice in Wonderland at the Tea Party text is one of the biggest Schriftbild pieces I have created, the work spanning several months.

The initial idea as a fairly crude drawing:  
Drawing idea

Feathers and corset are at the ready: 

Buying paper scroll and pens: 

The actual writing finally starts! 

Gladwin comes to visit: 

More writing: 

The cold doesn't deter me: 

Gladwin wants attention: 

Completed writing, 3 metres long: 

Cutting into pieces for scanning: 

Organised pieces after scanning: 

The next step was puzzling together on Photoshop, editing out cutting lines, smoothening connections, erasing dirt etc. The huge file was then formatted, uploaded, and the fabric print ordered.

After over a month the fabric finally arrives! 

Wonderful drape: 

Printed script fabric: 

Measuring and preparing the pattern (already having done a try out with different fabric): 

Sewing in white linen pleat underskirt to give it volume and weight: 

Finished sewing: 

Front view of skirt: 

Back view of skirt: 

The whole outfit laid out, including feathers, black corset, feathered mask and completed neckline:

Trying on the whole outfit: 

And last but not least, wearing it to the Alice in Wonderland Tea Party: 

This post was originally published on in August 2012.

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