Wooden “Curtsy” Dress

Jenny Ryan

Jenny Ryan is an artist, crafter, and maker of things. She lives in Los Angeles with a pack of various animals (including her husband) and writes about her adventures in creating at Exit Through the Thrift Shop.

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By Jenny Ryan

Jenny Ryan is an artist, crafter, and maker of things. She lives in Los Angeles with a pack of various animals (including her husband) and writes about her adventures in creating at Exit Through the Thrift Shop.

3 Articles

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I love this wooden dress Craftster user OBudah created for a wearable art show in Baton Rouge, LA.

The entire corset is made of laminated wood, and the skirt is made of bent wood. It’s held together with bolts, etc. and I made an under dress out of pantyhose.
The entire premise of this dress is that it can curtsy. All you do is pull on the rings on either side of the corset (you can vaguely see them) and the cables make the skirt rise up.

It’s a very clever design–and the judges agreed, because she won!