It's time for me to share another window display that I did! This week my group worked with the Sage Collection of Indiana University, which includes historical clothing and accessories. It's named after Elizabeth Sage, IU's first clothing & textiles professor in 1913!
Working with a museum is very different from working with a retailer-- instead of choosing from merchandise, we were given a small selection of very old hats and had to use gloves to handle them. We went with the theme of the Mad Tea Party from Alice in Wonderland because we were inspired by all the hats!
We had the opportunity to create so many props! The queen's gown is constructed from spare fabric over a vintage dress, a crinoline and lots of tulle, with a fan made of feathers we glued together. We made the tree by covering a round piece of cardboard with fabric and created the roses from felt. We also punched holes into a deck of cards and hung them from the ceiling for another Wonderland touch.
We decided we wanted to display a quote about hats. Instead of simply printing it out, I spelled it out using thread on a fabric board-- definitely inspired by the embroidery I've been doing lately!!
This was definitely our most creative window yet!