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‘Swanlake’ Songbird Challenge – Top Stitchers Season 2

swanlake prince costumeI am so excited that I can finally share these pictures with you. For those of you who have visited and wondered why my house has been covered in feathers and leather for the last few weeks – this is why.

I was asked if I would be interested in taking part in Topstitchers season 2 and that I would be making an OTT couture / avant garde inspired outfit – for a boy! Oh YES, yes I would be very interested in doing that hehe.  When the theme came through I was chomping at the bit to get started. This was the promt we were given.

No two birds sing the same song” – just as no two seamstresses will design the same over-the-top look… because YOU will be designing a boy’s “songbird” look. That is, a look inspired by a song about birds (or anything with wings).

Whilst being super duper excited to take part I was a little apprehensive when I discovered who my competitor would be. I know Cassie from Lilyshine Boutique through working with Pattern Revolution.  She took part in season 1 of Topstitchers, taking part in another OTT themed contest with the prompt of ‘Cinderella’.  Her entry was exquiste, you can find it here and I think you will understand why I was slightly terrified.  I did however let my mind creep a couple of times to the fact, that whilst she definitely has the upperhand when it comes to beautiful dresses, I may actually have an advantage with it being ‘boy’ sewing.  But what will be will be and win, lose or draw I am so glad I got to take part.

So with no further ado here is my Swanlake inspired story of a young prince catching a glimpse of a beautiful princess whilst playing in the woods.

Prince playing in the forest
A young prince wanders through the forest
Prince spots princess in the forest
A white vision appears behnd a tree
The swan princess
The swan princess
The Prince and swan pr
The prince wanders down to the lake and spots the princess once more (after posing in a dramatic fashion for the camera 😉  )
The Prince and swan pr
The Prince and Swan Princess
The sorceror (black swan approaches
The sorceror approaches
The swan is jealous of the prince and turns him into an evil (slightly demented looking) swan
The swan is jealous of the prince and turns him into an evil (slightly demented looking) swan
Evil swan
Evil swan
Evil swan
Evil swan
Leaping swan
Leaping swan
Flying swan
I can fly
The evil swan curses the princess as he was cursed
The evil swan curses the princess as he was cursed
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