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Topic: Necktie Couture--a "Hermes" original  (Read 16338 times)
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« on: August 29, 2009 01:28:49 AM »

        I made this necktie dress a while back, but never got around to posting pictures. I didn't want it to be stiff and heavy like the necktie skirts I've seen, so I took each of the silk ties apart and removed the batting inside, then washed the ties and ironed them all flat before sewing. It's very light and comfortable!

I didn't really use a pattern--I just sewed them together until I had enough to fit around me,  then tucked in the narrow ends of the ties and hand-sewed the back to fit. For the straps, I simply sewed together the ends of the two ties on either side of the bodice, to make a halter.
(You can see the famous Oreo there on the porch as well.)

For the center of the bodice, I made a little necktie-detail from the end of an Herms tie I found in a thrift-store bin for $1.

It's particularly apt, since my own last name is Hermes--no relation to the Parisian designers, unfortunately! (When people ask, I usually say, "No--I'm related to the  god.") But I can with all honesty say that this dress is indeed a one-of-a-kind couture hand-sewn "Hermes" original!

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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2009 02:59:30 AM »

Yeah! Hermes rocks!
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2009 04:19:02 AM »

I love tie dresses, and yours is the best I've seen. Love the Hermes touch.  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2009 05:16:05 AM »

I usualy don't like chlotes made out of ties (the typical skirt and such). But this is something completly diffrent Shocked

I would have never guessed those were ties! Good work for making it look quite symmetrical with the colours. It is a beautiful silk halterneck, most be a great thiing to hav efor hot summer days Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2009 06:00:14 AM »

(When people ask, I usually say, "No--I'm related to the  god.")
  This is appropriate because you certainly are a Goddess when it comes to making "the clothes."  I've seen so many of your creations here on Craftster, but this is one of my favorites.
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2009 06:04:57 AM »

I really like it.  Smiley Great job!

« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2009 06:13:26 AM »

Beautifully done! Smiley
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2009 06:15:12 AM »

I agree - I usually think tie dresses look a bit messy, but the way your strips are wider because you've opened them out and the colour combination and the shape - it's great!

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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2009 08:07:49 AM »

Tres chic!

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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2009 08:15:20 AM »

Adore it!

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