Janne Robberstad

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From dust-bunnies to costume

By spotogspindel | June 6, 2016

As the exam-exhibition is getting closer, Ia m intensifying my practical work. I am trying to complete a costume. Honestly, I am making it up as I go along. I should of course made a proper design, drawn up patterns and first then started to sew. But why be obvious?!


So now I am making a fur-vest. I wanted a coat, really, that I could wear afterwards. But then I found an old rabbit-fur-vest in my attic, and thought I´d put it to use. I am using the fur as lining, and vintage kimono-silk from Japan for the outer fabric. I need to be careful that the pieces fit, so the fabric won´t pull. It´s a time-consuming process, but it looks pretty good so far.


Picking apart a rabbit-furcoat brings with it dust-bunnies. It has given the word new meaning for me. Big, dark blobs of hairy dust on the floor of my workroom.


I´ve got the top sewn down, and am wondering how to make the side-seams works the best. I think I´ll sleep on it… I´ll finish it tomorrow.


Topics: Costumedesign, Diverse, textile | 1 Comment »

One Response to “From dust-bunnies to costume”

  1. gail Says:
    June 7th, 2016 at 19:38

    Can’t wait to see the finished project — fascinating! 🙂