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SAM_8867

Since 1933, it has been well known that the forces of madness have an affinity with unusual topology. In the case of this style of garment, layers of flat cloth are assembled into a three-dimensional garment shaped like an hourglass, using a saddle-shaped curve along the high waistline. From this stage onwards it is hard to lay the assemblies flat for photographing, because the whole point of assembling them is to stretch flat planes into a three-dimensional shape. I used some books to support the edges of the seam across the small of the back to help create the right effect for the camera.

Inside of the upper back showing the quilting stitches

Inside of the upper back showing the quilting stitches

Inside of the lower back showing the quilting stitches

Inside of the lower back showing the quilting stitches

Assembled back hanging showing the three-dimensional saddle at the lower back

Assembled back hanging showing the three-dimensional saddle at the lower back