Friday, May 25, 2012

Mock turtle soup

'Have you seen the Mock Turtle yet?'
'No,' said Alice. 'I don't even know what a Mock Turtle is.'
'It's the thing Mock Turtle Soup is made from' said the Queen
(Alice in Wonderland)
Available on my etsy
Apron from an old apron, which in turn was made from a skirt :)
I added an applique on the front: it features one of Tenniel's Alice in Wonderland illustrations. Here we have the Mock Turtle telling his sad history to the Griffin and Alice.

This piece began life as a white tiered skirt, similar to this one.
It then became this apron, which is made for a Rocky Horror cosplay skit one or two years ago. It was not a very good apron because the straps kept falling off my shoulders during the dance. It was also quite shoddily made: lots of raw edges, gaps in the stitching, and a hundred loose threads hanging down from it.Then it became this Lolita inspired apron. The arm straps became a giant ruffle for the hem of the apron; I sewed on a strip of cloth to tie the apron on, and added the Alice applique because the apron looked so plain without it. 

I will try and make a tutorial for this apron come summer time :)

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