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« on: February 26, 2008 07:38:45 PM »

I've been commissioned to create a gown for a drag pageant for a friend and the inspiration photos he has given me feature some strange ruffles and shreds that I have never encountered before. My first instinct is to make shibori strips and sew them in a spiral around the skirt and stitch some ripped up fabric as a sort of fringe between the layers, but I'm not sure. Any ideas?

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ho/11/euwb/ho_2003.462.htm
This is the dress he is really in love with (both the skirt and the shoulder detail)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/henabebe/Gowns.jpg
The dress on the left features the rock and roll flair that he is in love with.

I'm sorry to be posting somebody else's designs; but he just sent me the photos and can't remember where he found them or who the dresses are by.

edit: thanks jasminemuslimgirl for the link to the McQueen dress.
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2008 07:54:05 PM »

lucky for you, i just came across the first dress a few days ago and got my inspiration for my prom dress from it (early, i know).
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/images/h2/h2_2003.462.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ho/11/euwb/ho_2003.462.htm&h=456&w=300&sz=62&hl=en&start=1&um=1&tbnid=Jv4PwLgXrf091M:&tbnh=128&tbnw=84&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dshredded%2Bchiffon%2Bdress%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DN
it is Shredded ivory silk chiffon and tiered silk organza.
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2008 08:06:37 PM »


Thanks so much. Now all I need to do is figure out how to do it.
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2008 08:08:37 PM »

It almost looks like the bottom is raw edges and in strips that is rolled (I would guess around a cardboard roll - like paper towels) and dried to get that curl like effect.....
but I could also be totally wrong  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2008 10:25:34 PM »

maybe they are stripes of shredded fabric, sewed in layers ... like from top to bottom,
do you understand me?? :S
i speak spanish i don't know how to explain
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2008 10:35:57 PM »

are you sure they are not feathers dyed the color of the fabric??? if not it was worth a shot.
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2008 07:37:43 AM »

maybe they are stripes of shredded fabric, sewed in layers ... like from top to bottom,
do you understand me?? :S
i speak spanish i don't know how to explain

I think that's exactly what it is. I think my shredded shibori idea just might work in that case.
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2008 11:32:55 AM »

they almost look like feathers to me
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2008 11:39:29 AM »

they almost look like feathers to me

They look like feathers, but I am pretty sure they are not. The type of feathers that are available in that size do not have much movement to them and would not go well with such a flowy dress. Perhaps feather-shaped fabric strips?
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2008 05:56:40 PM »

They look very much like Lady Amherst Pheasant tails to me...

http://www.featherplace.com/ic/fp/item/ZP35/Lady-Amherst-Centers-Zebra-20-30-inches.html
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