Manipulating Fabric

I’m really in love with the idea of doing something different with my costumes. I love the simple lines of things like robes and tunic, but as I’ve mentioned so many times before, I also really love the idea of taking things just that little bit further. Usually I do that by trying to make the interior finishes really special and the outside very neat, but I also love the idea of manipulating and even making your own fabric.

As I mentioned in my Mythlore post, I plan to experiment heavily with pin tucking and cording in the pieces I’m making at the moment. the idea is to create a theme that runs through all the pieces and ties them together. A motif, if you want to use the fancy word. 😉

But I’ve also been looking around the net for inspiration and have been coming up with all kinds of creative things that you can do. Here’s a few that have started to get my brain thinking.

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The Art of Manipulating Fabric

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This book also looks like it might be worth a look: Shadowfolds: Surprisingly Easy-To-Make Geometric Designs in Fabric

Shadow Folds - Manipulating Fabric