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Nature boy fabric

By spotogspindel | August 8, 2016

I would like Peter Pan´s costume to reflect his attachment to nature. In the original story, the author writes how each of the lost boys live in a tree, especially adapted to them. And if they couldn´t find a tree that fit, the boy had to change his shape to fit! Peter Pan is often portrayed in a green costume, which I like, especially since the set is green, and it makes it easy to hide him in the set. However, being the maximalist I am, I didn´t want the fabric to be just ordinary straight-forward green. I want it to look like he´s dressed himself in the floor of the forest. If that makes sense. A leaves-carpeted floor of the forrest.

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So that is what I am working on now. I´ve already cut the pieces of the pattern in an elastic cotton chenille. And I am appliquéing leaves and pieces of other green fabric onto the bottom chenille. I ordered a bag of “silk” leaves from China on eBay, and am sewing them down. Later I will add pieces from a fake ivy plant, but since they have plastic parts, I´ll save them for last. It is also important to remember that the original elasticity of the chenille will decrease with the applications, so I might need to add extra width to the pattern.

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