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Topic: huge "segment of the giant void sky" skirt into retro housewife dress  (Read 10935 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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