Wednesday, 25 April 2012

stitchery for a 1950's Diamond Jubilee Carnival Queen

I've set up a little 1950s corner in the studio here in Norway to make a start on the costume for a kitsch 1950s Jubilee Carnival Queen. The backpack pieces are part made and in England waiting to be assembled.

The embroidered bodice panels are full of things relating to 1952, the year the Queen came to the throne.   Amongst other things; the bar code was invented, atom bombs were tested, Singing in the Rain was at the flicks and Muffin the Mule was on the box...
(I suppose this should read 'made in Norway')

 I've also been brushing up on my fifties beatnik speak daddy-o!

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