The Houston International Quilt Festival has decided to not host the Bernina Fashion Show. Having done five garments, beginning with the Fairfield Show, this is the last piece that I created for the Bernina Fashion Show.
My garment was inspired by the wood carvings on an African door. I chose to work with cotton, wool, linen, silk and some hand-dyes in different shades of blue. The vintage pattern that I used is a cape from 1937 with shaped shoulders. The orange hand-dyed jacquard that is featured in the lining was created by Adebayo’s sister in Nigeria. I made the sleeveless blouse and pants to complete the ensemble. You have to have an ensemble when you do something like this and I basically threw them in there.
The center back panel of the cape is embellished with beads and buttons.