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!