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Topic: is a dress still a dress if it's made of wood?  (Read 52667 times)
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« on: October 23, 2008 10:27:06 AM »

sooooooo I made this dress...
entirely out of wood.

it was an interesting feat, for certain, but it turned out pretty well. 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. my model was absolutely amazing for it. love her.
I showed this piece at the Uncommon Threads Wearable Art Fashion Show in Baton Rouge, LA last weekend. It was super awesome... and it won.

yippee!!!
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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2008 10:31:57 AM »

WOOOOOOOOW Shocked

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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2008 10:36:06 AM »

I love the curtsy feature! This is completely amazing. And the model looks fantastic in it!
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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2008 10:37:29 AM »

very different, great work
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2008 10:41:27 AM »

So incredible!  What an amazing and unique idea!  I'm blown away.
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2008 10:47:48 AM »

Of course it's a dress and it's awsome!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2008 10:48:27 AM »

AMAZING work and detail is incredible!
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2008 10:52:43 AM »

Wowie WOW wow!!!!  Amazing!!!
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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2008 10:53:36 AM »

Beautiful! I love the look of the wood with the hardware... your model is gorgeous in it. Congrats on the win.
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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2008 11:13:52 AM »

Stunning!!!
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