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« on: March 10, 2008 10:46:59 AM »

I did this awhile ago...thought I would share since I'm still excited about it  Grin





I've already written a bit about the process on my blog
http://www.twistedtextiles.com/2007/02/16/birth-of-a-plastic-ball-gown/
But I'll summarize Smiley   
I used Butterick pattern B4485, which I bought a long time ago before I even knew that it would turn into an "art project"! 

It's made from the protective film that covers Plexiglass when you buy it new.  The plastic for the dress is not fused (although I do that regularly also), but is pieced together from 12 inch squares...that's how I salvaged the plastic, it was already cut that way. I deviated from the pattern in several places, including the bottom white/clear band of plastic (it's a large piece of plastic that covered our new mattress when we bought it). I had to find a different way of doing/undoing the top because a zipper was out of the question! So I sewed a few snaps.  The dress is actually 3 pieces...the jacket and two skirts.  Oh, and the corset.  But that was another project that I'll have to post separately  Cheesy

(And of course, my husband and I had to have a photo-shoot with awesome hair-do's, makeup, and the whole shebang!)





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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2008 10:48:23 AM »

That is incredibly amazing!  Wow!
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2008 10:52:47 AM »

It's beautiful. I wish I had thought of something like that!
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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2008 10:53:34 AM »

wow, that's amazing!  you did an awesome job, I'm very impressed.
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2008 10:53:48 AM »

Whoa!!! This is too cool!
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2008 11:09:10 AM »

I am stunned--that is absolutely amazing!  Shocked
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2008 11:19:44 AM »

 Shocked Holy cow!!!  Gorgeous!
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2008 11:33:01 AM »

That is very cool! It turned out great!
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