Mariposa - Special Prize for Outstanding Pattern Matching
Mariposa, being the Spanish word for butterfly, is my interpretation of this beautiful, flying insect. My pattern was inspired by the Dido Longwing and the Monarch. As for the color scheme, I started from the gorgeous blue of the California Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly and combined it with shades I loved.
Pattern matched corsets have been my specialty with RetroFolie and I wanted to explore more of this by incorporating this technique into Mariposa. Although I am experienced in pattern matching, this was challenging! I took a lot of time to make the pattern very precise and it really helped me when it was time to sew the pieces together. Apart from that, I really had fun creating this piece, which is now my favorite corset that I have made.
For more details on the making of Mariposa, please watch "The Making of Mariposa Corset" on my new Youtube channel. This is a video I entirely made myself showing all the steps I took to make this piece. Making videos is one of my passions and I am happy to share this one with you!
More details in the full length video (4:20)
What was it like to compete this year? What would you say to someone who is on the fence about entering next year?
Don't be! Explore your creativity and enjoy every second of it :)