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« on: December 23, 2008 05:19:03 PM »

It's been about a 2 years since I last posted  Cry
But I'm back (in the country among other things)

Anyway, my father was given a huge grocery bag full of ties, and my father doesn't wear ties, so my mother (an incredibly creative woman who will declare to the grave she isn't) gave them to me saying "you could make something out of these, like a skirt or something"

Well I did... after about 3 years. I made a dress... just in time for the holidays!

The front: notice the tie over the shoulder as a strap  Grin


The back: notice the back of the tie on the other shoulder


A close up view
I opened all the ties up, and gutted them, as ties are stuffed with a thin batting or fabric to make them stiffer.


Me in the dress complete with goofy snow boots


What do you think?
I still have a number of ties left over I was thinking of making a purse, or a headband, or a boutonniere, or something... I certainly have plenty of ties to play with!
Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2008 05:33:22 PM »

OMG!!! You did a great job!!!  A purse or a headband would be cool.  Lets us know what you make. Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2008 05:39:05 PM »

OOH, so cute!  I think a purse or messenger bag out of the leftover ties would be awesome.
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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2008 06:30:51 PM »

That is adorable!
Not so sure about the boots though  Grin

I can see that dress with a shoe like this http://www.stemsashoeboutique.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/Coventry.jpg

A very sexy feminine version of a men's oxford!
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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2008 06:35:42 PM »

oh man, that's super rad!!
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« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2008 07:53:32 PM »

I would totally want to put on my high-heeled oxfords and twirl around the house all day in that!
It might look good with a crisp white shirt over/ under it if you get cold, too.
Good job!
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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2008 11:30:28 PM »

Cool. i think you should do both a head band and handbag. you could use them to accesorize a plain white button up and black pencil skirt.  sexy office vibe.
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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2008 05:49:50 AM »

It turned out awesome and it looks very swingy and like it would be fun to dance in.  I love how you used the one tie on the shoulders as the straps.

A matching purse would be great and maybe even cover a pair of old heels with strips of ties.  If you had enough, a cape would be cute also.
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« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2008 03:41:05 PM »

really awsome, fab , i love this  Smiley
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Valgal
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2008 04:47:56 PM »

Definately a nice, wide headband Smiley It looks great!!!
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