The Evolution of the Voodoo Flapper Top

Posted: March 23, 2012 by Mo Crow in magic
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How to transform a too pretty camisole into the Voodoo Flapper Top
a best girlfriend gave me this pretty ivory coloured camisole that was too long to wear as a shirt but too short for a dress. So I cut it off and massaged coffee grounds into the material along with some threads, string, cheesecloth and the finest silk organza that I bought last year from Beautiful Silks in Melbourne
then chopped up the bottom edge with the dresssmakers shears and dirtied it up more with some Bark coloured Derwent Inktense pencils.
had a lot of fun making the fringe with cheescloth, rough spun cotton, string, emu feathers, pearl beads and the odd wishbone tied in for good luck.
Here it is all finished!
added some stitching round the neckline of a graphite coloured singlet to wear underneath for modesty’s sake
the skull bead sets off the feather corsage to wear to a wedding next weekend
detail of fringing, the one turquoise bead is for protection whilst traveling
here’s the look for the wedding next weekend
the handknit scarf neck cardigan and grey cotton scarf are from Handmade Tania Angeli in Annandale
will wear the whole outfit over my favourite pair of charcoal grey trousers and will feel quite swish!
we are prettying up their garden with potted colour next Friday for the wedding present & will take lots of photos of the do & the outfit in action!

  1. stitchingweaver says:

    okay, this is gorgeous and goes great with the outfit. you better show pictures of you in it.
    we will all be waiting..

  2. Eliene says:

    My magical friend….you will look absolutely gorgeous. Loving the finished product.

  3. fiberels says:

    Ahhhh Mo ! you will look so goooood in this ! Chique !

  4. Valerianna says:

    Love the look! What great shapeshifting.

    • Mo Crow says:

      it’s the first time I’ve really bothered getting dressed up for anything this century! The last big do was my youngest brother’s wedding in 1999 up over the mountains in Washington State & the best part of that trip was having a most memorable 25 hours in New Orleans!

  5. margaret johnson says:

    Looking fabulous Mo, love the way you have put it all together. It looks so feminine and delicate. I too would love to see you wearing the top. Will you be wearing anything in your hair? LOVE the skeleton corsage. What will Rod be wearing? Marg, ox

    • Mo Crow says:

      Rod will wear his Old Man Crow regalia but with a dark red shirt rather than black for a wedding & will probably leave the Stole of Bandaged Hearts at home. I’ll dress my hair with random plaits & more emu feathers! Will take lots of photos for sure!

  6. margaret johnson says:

    OOOPs, would love to see you wearing the outfit.

  7. margaret johnson says:

    How about putting some bones and extra feathers (corsage) on Rod’s hat?

  8. Amazing transformation. Love it all but especially the fringe with all the emu feathers. You will be the hit of the wedding after the bride. Have fun.

  9. judy martin says:

    A beautiful outfit for a wedding.

  10. drucillapettibone says:

    this is just incredible. i’m so enthralled! and would love to see pics and please of your hair too!

    • Mo Crow says:

      Hi dru, it’s on tomorrow evening, we planted allyssum & violas in their garden & made a lot of paper flowers for decoration this arvo it’s all looking lovely, will try to get some good photos!

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