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1  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: Tie Dye Prom Dress on: December 10, 2008 01:01:20 AM
I updated the main post, put the pictures back in...

Hopefully this will help people more!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Ninja Turtles Dress on: March 26, 2007 11:35:45 PM
hehe i saw this and thought NO WAI! because i have the same sheets and have been planning to make the same kind of dress for a while now. with school and all i have no time.

good job, i didnt think of putting the logo up top there. i like it a a lot. nice work.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: if you've seen one of my posts... (3 pics) on: August 29, 2006 10:58:28 PM
i like this one better than the neon yellow green lace one, but thats just me when it comes to black and white. i'm very matchy matchy :p

this is made so well!!!

love it!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: my first every formal dress on: August 29, 2006 10:56:00 PM
this is the sex

i would wear it everywhere
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pink (and tattoos) to make the boys wink..... on: August 29, 2006 10:51:56 PM
get lots more funky fabrics and make dresses like that

thats what i do

LOVE IT!!!
6  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: Tie Dye Prom Dress *UPDATE! shortening of the TDPD!!!* on: August 29, 2006 10:50:25 PM
*bumping this for the update*
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Painted and sewn tee shirts [IMG HEAVY] on: August 25, 2006 05:56:28 PM
the last few are my favorite Cheesy
8  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: Tie Dye Prom Dress (why am i posting this now??) on: August 25, 2006 05:52:52 PM
haha oh wow! so many comments!!! thanks so much you guys!!!

yes i used a pattern, but the exact one is lost in my big box o' patterns somewheres around here... vogue or mccalls...

to the comment about hillary duff, yeah i get that a lot. that, and molly ringwald, and rachel mcadams (my hair has changed since then, so maybe thats why)

i did find the fabric like this, there were tons and tons of different tie dye types but this fit the best to what i had imagined.

the eyeshadow is from hot topic, a very bright fire engine red that looks somewhat magenta if applied with the right mix of pink glitter..
the shoes are from walmart, although i'm sure that they've cycled them out by now (bastards)

and as for the exboyfriend? YES he is a tool, and i will try to lure him near a stairway asap Cheesy:D:D

more fashionably late posts of clothes i've made coming soon...
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: 2 trashy minis from ucky jeans + pink leopard punk rock goodness.[IMG HVY] on: August 23, 2006 11:02:45 PM
the one with the zippers is HOTT
10  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Tie Dye Prom Dress on: August 23, 2006 10:52:28 PM
So this is the dress I made for prom in May 2006. I went stag so I didn't have to worry about matching anyone!
(Although I did have enough extra fabric to make a tie. Where did I put that?)

It was a big hit and the boy I was crushing on loved it (he's sort of one of those hippie flower child types), and no one else had one like it! That's the whole point of the prom dress, eh?

The only images that I have of the dress are from Pre-Prom picture taking, my apologies for the lack of quantity and detail!!



Yours truly, wearing the dress, and my best GF Hillary (totally amazed by my crafting and posing skills).


Me, again. The dress didn't fit quite right, so I had a little fabric-roll action going on around the waistline. It was my first dress... Lessons learned. Here you can see some of the accessories I made with more of the extra fabric I had. I still wear some of those today!


One last (slightly blurry) look at the dress. This is the kind of attitude one must have while wearing a tie-dye dress!


I get a TON of questions, messages, emails, WHAT HAVE YOU regarding this dress. I used a basic dress pattern, you can use any you want really. It isn't exactly tie-dye either, I batiked some plain cotton linen/fabric to get this tie-dye effect and to maintain the really saturated colors, and then sewed cut the fabric and sewed it together. That resulted in the tie-dye pattern not matching up at the seams.

Here is an instructional website on how to Batik fabric - you can get some really great effects with this technique!! http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/howtobatik.shtml

Theoretically, you could make a Tie-Dye dress by making a plain-white dress with fabric that will take to dying and then tie-dye the dress by traditional methods. This will give you a seamless tie-dye pattern.

I hope you found this useful to your crafting desires!



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