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Topic: FESTIVAL STAGE OUTFIT- 70's style dress and siren cape= UPDATE!!!  (Read 4795 times)
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« on: July 17, 2008 02:22:22 PM »

EDIT- DEVELOPMENTS!!Thanks to everyone for their kind words. Smiley I'm very happy to say that the outfit (and our band.. of course!) went down very well at the festival and there's a photo of me in it with Dom, the pianist, in fashion magazine i-D. It's a piece on girl bands... very fun! If you live in the UK take a quick peek when you pop into wh smiths or some other newsagents...!

This has been many firsts for me- My first time working with a pattern (for the bodice part, the rest was worked out), my first try working with hard-to sew synthetic fabrics, and the first dressmaking project I'm 100% happy with. I hope you all like it!

Background- My band are playing at the Underage Festival (UK) this August. It's a pretty big thing for me, and it's also our first festival out of our lineup this summer. Our single's coming out early August, and I wanted something REALLY SPECIAL to wear. SomethingI could guarantee no one else could have.

So I got to work. This is the product of 3 frustrating weeks on and off (i'm still learning) but im thrilled with the results.

Details- The dress was loosely based off the early 70's boutique style, mainly Biba. I drew the design first, and used a 70's shift dress pattern for the body. The collars, cuffs, sleeves, cape were worked out by me, and a little help from a friend when I got stuck here and there! The main dress fabric is a paisley print i got from my local shop, and the yellow details on the collar & cuffs (and the main part of the cape) Is 50's gold curtain material I bought for 8 in London. The cape is trimmed with silver fur which was a lot easier to sew on than I thought. This Marlene Dietrich cape is what my cape is based off- But I dint pay $6000 or whatever! Cheesy  http://www.thefrock.com/mdietrich_page1_clothes_11.jpg

Pictures! (by the way, I dont usually look so sad and non-make-upy, I have a face rash! Sad

The cape wings out nicely Smiley

A bit of both!

Hanging flat

The dress all on its tod!

The buttondetail on the cuffs

Thanks for staying with me... will be happy to answer any questions plus comments/criticism! LUV Popxxx

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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2008 02:37:11 PM »

I love it baby blue and pale yellow rock together!!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2008 02:42:19 PM »

 Grin Rockin' clothing!

Come check out my etsy shop - vintage, eco-friendly and all kinds of crafty goodness Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2008 02:51:35 PM »

so cool! i'm jealous!
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2008 03:13:22 PM »

Your outfit looks really well made and i especially LOVE the cuff and buttons detail!  Good luck w/ your concert!

« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2008 03:22:41 PM »

the dress is insanely gorgeous
that collar is amazing.
and the yellow fabric for the cape is awesome.
really cool fabric.
i love it.
looks reallly good on you.


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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2008 11:48:11 PM »

Aww thanks everyone!! <3

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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2008 12:03:22 PM »

The fabrics and colors look really nice together. I like the button detailing on the cuffs. That looks like something from the coture runways Smiley.

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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2008 09:07:28 PM »

beautifully executed. Well done.
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2008 11:05:06 AM »

I love the dress.
The details are really nice.
and I agree, it looks very well made.

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