That’s right, chicken dungarees for Sink the Pink. We’re into surreal sewing territory here. Fluffy, messy, faux fur forever everywhere . I had to do these fairly quickly so I didn’t have time to think too hard about wtf I was actually doing with my evenings.
Sewing faux fur can be a massive pain in arse but that’s mainly because I hate hoovering and I worry about clogging up my machines. There are a lot of tips about using faux fur about, some I found useful, some didn’t apply to this project. Things like, ‘Shave the seam allowance’ – sounds fun but not worth the bother.
‘Keep the nap or pile going the same direction, cut through the backing rather than the fur and allow for the bulk in seam allowances’ – these are all good pieces of advice. That and, ‘clean your machine as you go’. The main thing to keep on mind is not to be intimidated, it’s going to be fine. Much like the advice I see on sewing with stretch fabrics, it’s not ‘OMFG so scary’, it’s fabric. It’s not the boss of anyone. Go slow, enjoy it.
I added a little chicken tail at the back here to really chickenify the look, Glyn styled it perfectly with red heels, hat and wig. Chicken winner! It even looked good free range outside a few weeks later.
I wish I had a clip of the performance this was used in but you’ll have to click over to this clip of Wang Rong Rollin and their chicken song. It’s batshit enough as it is but imagine a gang of drag queens crowded onto a stage and flapping their wigs while it plays.
I rolled out my cat dress yet again for that show, don’t judge. But, let’s face it, noone is that likely to notice my repeating looks against the backdrop of drag chicken J pop. Besides, I love that dress. More on that one later