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Daily Archives: September 8, 2018

The Haunted City

Despite its bright, cheerful pink color, this fabric is part of Sarah Watts’ Eclipse collection, this year’s Halloween offering from Cotton + Steel.

The scene is an old city, as evidenced by the style of its towers and facades, at night. We can see stars, a crescent moon, and ghosts in the sky among the buildings. The colors are simple; black ink drawings with subtle washes of pale pink and highlights in white on a raspberry pink ground. The coat is fully lined in black silk with black faceted glass buttons. A silver owl brooch with crystal eyes glints on the collar. The accompanying dress is completely black, with a boat necked bodice in silk taffeta, and a full skirt in embroidered tulle lace with 8 layers of tulle underskirt. A fascinator of raspberry pink roses and curled black feather quills is a whimsical finishing touch.