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AliceBlack
« on: July 04, 2010 10:10:15 AM »

So, for my fibers class we had to create a "cloth of honor". Basically, a wall hanging meant to honor a person or guest of honor.

I didn't want to make something flat. and boring.
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so i overachieved and made a dress, inteded to honor the character of "Ophelia" from hamlet. Definately pushed the limits of the assignment xD

About the dress:

The dress is made out of hand dyed and bleached muslin, plain green satin, hand dyed print cotton, and tulle.The top half was created by dying a flower-printed cotton using a two-color shibori technique. It was draped on a maniquine i made to fit me, and then the waistband was attatched. The waistband is made of green satin, and has vines embroidered on it in silver threads. The skirt was made out of five yards of muslin, all hand dyed, first a full dye of blues and greens, then a dye in blue to create a ripple effect, then more shibori tye dyes in blue and green, then finally spray bleached whilst hanging in folds to create drips. Then the whole thing was pleated and attched to the waistband. The skirt was then slashed into multiple strips, then i used a cheesegrater to fray and distress all the ends. I then added poofs and strips of tulle. The dress is open in the back. It buttons in the back at the waist, and has a gray ribbon stretching across the shoulders in back. The whole thing was then dyed in a vat of green dye to help create a more uniform look.

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Akane
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2010 10:32:29 AM »

Good job!!
You look so great with this!!

(sorry for my bad english ^^)
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2010 12:04:31 PM »

Aww thankyou! <33 And your English is lovely!
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2010 04:05:42 AM »

Absolutely stunning!!!  I'm totally in love with the skirt part and the effect at the bottom - great work x
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2010 11:45:58 AM »

That's beautiful!!  And you look stunning in it as well, definitely very Ophelia.  Kudos for making something beyond a nomal banner or something!
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2010 10:44:10 PM »

Psh, screw the limits of assignments.  I'm sure it wound up being far and away better than anything the teacher had in mind when s/he had in mind when coming up with this assignment.  I'm left with one word--BEAUTIFUL.

P.S.  Lovely shade of green.
P.P.S.  Hamlet (the character) is a jerk-butt.  Oversimplifying things a bit, but still.  Good on you for honoring Ophelia.
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2010 12:19:18 PM »

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That is amazing! I know that dress got an A. Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2010 06:47:48 PM »

OMG. This is so awsome.
When i first saw it then i thought even Emilie Autumn would wear that. Khhihihi-
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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2010 03:30:26 PM »

Haha thankyou all so so much!

I actually did get an A on it, so that was really nice =) (though i think it helped that my teacher really liked me xD I was one of those annoying ones that came early and stayed late and always answered questions bahahaha. Probably the only reason I was able to get away with this as a "cloth of honor"!)

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I didn't know who Emilie Autumn was, so I googled her. she looks so cool! I loveeee her style!
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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2010 10:00:30 AM »

Oh my - that dress is soo lovely! And congrats on the A - I'm not surprised Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2010 02:16:16 PM »

Ooo, that is totally ferosh!! Love the flow of the fabrics and the colors!!!
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« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2010 07:27:32 AM »

Fantastic piece of work, especially your attention to detail and the dying. I'm surious as to what other people in your class made (and who/how they honoured)
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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2010 07:34:55 AM »

I could see this being used in a play, movie, or music video. It really fits the Ophelia character perfectly - beautiful and damaged.
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« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2010 01:14:11 PM »

this dress is so cool, love the colour xx
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« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2010 01:47:00 AM »

It looks so whimsically. You look like a cute little fairy.  Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2010 02:54:22 AM »

Love that skirt   Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2010 10:48:42 PM »

Beautifully done homage to Ophelia.  This gown is simply spectacular and you should be proud!  I'm glad you got an A - you definitely earned it! Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2010 02:55:40 PM »

WOW! You did an amazing job!
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« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2010 12:24:08 PM »

I love it - if i were you i would be wandering around my living room swooshing that skirt around just because i can Cheesy
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