As well as last weeks hoop panniers, Judith also wanted a pair of basket panniers.
I based these ones off the basket panniers at Tidens Toej and Norah Waugh’s pattern in Corsets and Crinolines.
For the fabric, we selected a blue damask with a subtle baroque-inspired pattern woven into it.
I symmetrical widths allowed me to centre the pattern on each basket.
As it is for a show, I didn’t put the slits in the top of each basket.
It’s much less problematic, and leaves the elegant lines of the pleating undisturbed.
To provide a little contrast to the jutting silhouette of the hoop panniers, I dropped the first hoop of the baskets fairly low on the hips, giving a much more informal silhouette.
Once again, I used Lacis hooping wire for the hooping.
Now I just need to stop selling or giving away my basket panniers as soon as I make one and keep a pair for myself!
Dreamstress, I have a question. When you’re wearing panniers (either kind), where do you place the pockets? Like, for the hoop pannier does one reach through a slit in the fabric to get to the pockets underneath? With ones like these, the basket panniers, where would they go? I know it says you left the slits out of the top, but if they were there, would the pockets go inside the panniers themselves?
I’ve wondered all of these things myself, and only kinda know the answer! I’ll endeavor to blog about it!
Maybe you could use them to store a bunch of stuff -lunch, noms in general, a box of tissues, maybe a weapon, knitting or handsweing projects, a few good books…and there’d still be room for more! 🙂
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Hace aÃ±os, yo estudie tecnico de vestuario teatral y estas fotos me traen muchos recuerdos.
Oh these are just delicious! Dear Dreamstress can I please order a pair just like this but with Tardis-like storage properties?
LOL! Maybe the next (female) Doctor will have such things!
In other words, you want Mary Poppins panniers? Because they need to be not just bigger on the inside, but improbably light as well!
Oh don’t be so practical! And when are you blogging gain? Swanning around the country being wise and entertaining is no excuse for neglecting us 😉