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« on: May 11, 2004 09:48:45 PM »

http://felted.diaryland.com/images/pinkhalterdress.jpg

This is only the second dress I've made from scratch. I used this really awful coral-pink material I acquired from one of the many scrap bins in the studio I work in at school--I believe it was originally used to make nurse uniforms or something. I used McCall's pattern (#M4440) to make the halter dress and had to alter the measurements a little here and there because my chest isn't big enough to fill out a typical McCall's size 14. I also silkscreen printed the birds on the front of the dress myself, using an image I exposed onto a silkscreen earlier last semester. I'm huge into small birds in flight, a lot of my work has been focused on that.

Anyway, I'm really happy with how it turned out. I messed up the back a little bit because the zipper sticks out in a weird pucker, so I need to adjust that but it's only trivial. Yay for making new summer clothes!
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2004 09:56:57 PM »

You did a wonderful job Cool
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2004 07:28:58 AM »

Gorgeous!
Oh, how I wish for small boobies.

P.S. I'm making a bikini out of similar fabric. We'll be twinsies!
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2004 08:32:09 AM »

i LURVE it!!!  Did you silk screen before, or after sewing it together?
I see a matching purse in your future......
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2004 02:55:08 PM »

Wow, I'm impressed.  Just your second from-scratch dress?  You're a craft diva, lady!  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2004 03:41:16 PM »

Thanks guys/gals!

Here's an image of the first dress I made. It's from the same pattern only it's strapless.



I dyed the fabric red (it was originally white) and then silkscreen printed the fabric (three layers of printing ranging from fibre reactive dyes to discharge printing to pigment). As I mentioned before, silkscreen printing is where my heart lies.. sewing is something I'm learning to become better at.

Here's another image of me wearing the dress while standing in an installation I did displaying all of the fabric I printed between Feburary and April 2004. This is an excerpt. There is more of the installation that isn't shown. 

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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2004 04:48:53 PM »

WOW!!     Shocked     Your fabric is awesome!!   =)   I LOVE the dress... sorrt had to be said!   LOL



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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2004 07:06:33 AM »

Jule is right-WOW!  You are SO good at this!

*Demeter bowing to pleat*

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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2004 11:01:03 AM »

A hook-and-eye at the top of the zipper would be a nice seamstress-y touch... and the puckering is probably because you have a sliiiightly shorter torso than their fit model for that size.  Next time you can just cut a bit less just above the waistline -- the pattern should have a 'shorten here' mark thereabouts.

The fabrics are amazingly beautiful... keep up the good work!
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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2004 08:29:17 AM »

Awesome.  Both of those dresses are fantastic.  Keep up the amazing work.
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