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Patchwork Doll in Distress | A Burlesque Costume

I’m a sucker for a damsel in distress, especially a pretty one. So when Pandora Cherie asked if I could make a Patchwork Doll costume on short notice I couldn’t leave her hanging. Or naked. Not that anyone would’ve complained.

The brief was simple(ish) : a patchwork dress worthy of Raggedy Ann, with a few cheeky removable panels at the hem. The sleeves needed to tear away and the dress had to withstand a 4 show run of contemporary burlesque.

The result: the sexy-cutest ragdoll you’ve ever seen.

ragdoll, burlesque, costume, bespoke, new zealand, raggedy ann, pandora cherie

ragdoll, burlesque, costume, bespoke, new zealand, raggedy ann, pandora cherie

ragdoll, burlesque, costume, bespoke, new zealand, raggedy ann, pandora cherie

ragdoll, burlesque, costume, bespoke, new zealand, raggedy ann, pandora cherie

 

Unfortunately I can’t find any photos with the sleeves and second detachable hem still on, but we can’t blame the photographers for getting distracted ;p

Photos | David Michael Photography (top 3) & James Bennet (bottom photo)
Performer | Pandora Cherie at “Life in the Toybox”
Costume | Beckon Couture

 

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Great job! A nice collaboration.

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