Quite a while back I had an art and design project entitled 'self-image' in which I delved into the idea of what makes me me and played an emphasis on what it means to be a woman. I included my night time ramblings (You know! the ones which play through your mind as you are trying to sleep.....the things that worry you, the things that didn't get done)
I covered the basic self too, as in genetics and genes, this evolved into a me corset from 'Mod rock' modelled around my-self and embellished with photographs of people who mean something to me in the guise of the genetic code. The top part of the corset was hand crochet in a pattern which resembled the cells. See lower picture....
...fast forward to June 2009! Now I am working on some Bridalwear, incorporating crochet lace. I am using the lace traditionally and untraditionally, and this has manefested into a few shrugs to give the arms some modesty.
.....so the phrase, "here's one I made earlier" crops up, as I found the 'self-image corset' and recycled. I detached the crochet work and retouched the edges, taking off the ice queen look! beading. I then opened up the neck line and added a tie fastening.
The shrug would look well with a Bridal dress which has a touch of red or in a wedding party with red bouquets.