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Quietly Enigmatic • View topic - Map dresses

Map dresses

Map dresses

Postby Samfan » Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:21 pm

A friend of mine put me onto this blog that talks about creating dresses from silk maps used by servicemen and women during WWII.



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Re: Map dresses

Postby Wolesley » Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:26 am

Wow, that's a very cool site! I'd heard of using parachute silk, (obvs. from Barbara Hicks!), but not silk maps. What a lovely collection of vintage garments!

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Re: Map dresses

Postby TwiningsGirl64 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:12 am

What an unusual concept. Wouldn't it be wonderful if they could design a silk map of Hastings and ask HW to model it? "for those days when you feel as though you've come to a crossroads?" so you never take a wrong turn again :lol:
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Re: Map dresses

Postby kitchentease » Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:43 am

But, what does the brain matter....compared to the heart?
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Re: Map dresses

Postby TwiningsGirl64 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:56 am

Then again, could be a bit disconcerting for HW, having people coming up to her and surveying her dress for directions :oops: :biggrin:
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Re: Map dresses

Postby Wolesley » Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:59 am

Oh, I don't know, she'd probably love it, as long as they asked and didn't touch. :rofl:

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Re: Map dresses

Postby TwiningsGirl64 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:46 am

I imagine she'd create a circled gathering within no time at all. :rofl: But with very much a case of look but dont touch :samkiss: Or touch at your very great peril :biggrin: :pleased: (dustbin lid at the ready) :thumbsup:
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Re: Map dresses

Postby dogstar » Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:54 pm

Wow! I love the map clothing, and what a great website. Thanks for finding and sharing.
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