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Topic: huge "segment of the giant void sky" skirt into retro housewife dress  (Read 11378 times)
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« on: February 28, 2010 04:08:32 AM »

Ok so last  year for Printmedia and Drawing I was allegedly exploring the theme of "place" or something. Anyway. So here in Australia the sky is VERY blue, and very clear and it goes on forever, and if you look up you see a huge blue void, with trees clawing at the edge.
SO yeah, I tried to make a skirt representing that. Only when I came to explain it I just sounded dumb..whatever. Here is the original skirt.

Yeah, it's HUGE. It's a circle skirt with an 8 metre hem..er..I can't remember how long it was exactly, but it was "trip over it" length. The piece of fabric I cut it from was 250cm by 250 cm.
Now you can't exactly do ANYTHING with a skirt that big. You sure as hell can't wear it.
So in any case, well after assessment I got it out, chopped off the waist elastic, and then cut a bodice out of the top. Then I turned it into a retro dress. With pockets for my iphone (I cycle to uni, and I am vastly limited by what I can wear because everything has to have phone pockets.)

The lighting's a bit bad cause unlike the first pic, no pet photographer! Sad
Yeah, it has pockets, the skirt is gathered, it has a shirred back and a waist tie and a tiny collar thing.

With petticoat. The petticoat actually makes it so full it doesn't fit in the reflection.

The back. Heh, I should so make a little apron to go with it (because I don't have enough useless clothing already, naturally! Tongue)
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2010 04:27:09 AM »

I love this soo much, and with the petticoat it looks amazing.  I am muchly jealous!
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2010 04:52:18 AM »

this is absolutely darling! I love the design along the hem, and it is such a beautiful color of blue.

the first skirt reminds me of a princess type skirt, all yards of fabric and folds haha. the dress looks so great, especially in the back!
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2010 05:53:31 AM »


That is sooo beautiful!
And I can totally understand your "everything needs pockets problem"^^
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2010 05:56:54 AM »

I love the huge useless skirt!  But I understand the need to make it wearable, so I like the dress too!  I do love the idea of the huge sky with trees at the edges - I don't think it sounds stupid!   Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2010 06:12:38 AM »

VERY cute! VERY Audrey Hepburn.
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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2010 06:28:53 AM »

That's gorgeous! The colour and the very delicate black trees go so well together! And the fact that you made it into a very, very cute dress - I have to say that I'm a wee bit jealous at your mad skills. Tongue For real, you did a fab job on the dress! Cheesy -x-
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2010 06:31:25 AM »

I'm sorry to say I love it more as the dress!
You look like a young Audrey Heburn in it! You should so wear it when ever and where ever you can! Truly beautiful!
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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2010 09:24:24 AM »

wow I absolutely love this dress!!!!!! It's fantastic with the petticoat ^_^
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2010 09:38:52 AM »

Very cute.
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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2010 09:51:22 AM »

What a fantastic concept for a skirt! Wearable or not Wink
I love the recon too. Just beautiful.
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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2010 03:12:33 PM »

It looks fantastic. You're very talented!
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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2010 04:17:02 PM »

I can't believe how awesome this dress is - I mean, as a skirt it was pretty sweet, but wowza...as a dress it's so much more.  Nice work.
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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2010 05:10:19 PM »

I like this because
1) It is a color I wear a lot
2) I like a nice circley skirt
3) you look a little bit like me!!
Great job!
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« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2010 05:42:37 PM »

Love it!
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« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2010 06:35:23 PM »

I absolutely love your idea for the print!!  It's awesome!!!
And the detailing at the back of the dress is gorgeous!  Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2010 08:43:25 PM »

I really don't think its been said enough how amazing the execution of the tree print on that bright blue turned out. It looks so striking. Great job on the recon, but I think the print job really makes it!
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« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2010 09:24:07 PM »

i love it!
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« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2010 09:54:48 PM »

VERY cute shirring in the back.
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« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2010 01:36:31 AM »

I really like it , I liked it before to , the sky idea made since to me .. adny way nice work both times Grin
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« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2010 02:59:04 AM »

I love the skirt in the first photo it is awesome. I love the way the trees pop off the blue fabric and I totally get the why, WA skies are like that but without the trees   Cry unless you live down south.

The dress is very pretty too you did a great job with it.
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« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2010 10:02:16 AM »

Its beautiful.  I really love the color and the design on the skirt Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2010 10:53:13 AM »

I love the fabric as a useless skirt and as a dress. The extra details with the shirring and gathering really make it pop. Wonderful job! Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2010 01:26:07 PM »

This is just gorgeous!
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« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2010 03:08:02 PM »

This is really beautiful!! Looks terrific on you.
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« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2010 04:36:30 PM »

 Everything looks beautiful, the useless skirt and the recon dress. I love the way the black climbs up from the bottom. Great job!!
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« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2011 02:27:34 PM »

this is gorgeous! im loving the back of the dress!
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« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2011 09:40:39 PM »

I like it both before & after but im just a sucker for LONG flowey skirts
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« Reply #28 on: May 22, 2011 10:47:54 PM »

Great design and the color is lovely too!
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« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2011 01:20:19 AM »

That is super cute! And way to make it functional by adding pockets- I love how I get something cute but it won't have pockets- my fashion needs to be functional!
You did a great job! I love how the print is at the bottom!
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« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2011 10:12:53 AM »

Love it as the skirt and the dress - nice job  Grin
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« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2012 08:28:08 PM »

OMG...this is adorable!
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