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Topic: Been Awhile - 2 Dresses, One Work in progress skirt (or dress...)  (Read 2254 times)
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« on: January 03, 2010 11:04:13 AM »

Wow! I haven't posted on here since Halloween, and even then, it wasn't the best post.

So I got the pleasure of being able to get some pointers (and free equipment use) from a local clothing designer that I got connected with via my modeling... which was a great experience... out of that came this dress:

which has my first experience with rolled hems... ruching, hidden zippers, and a lot of other things...

it will be worn in my next photoshoot.

This next dress isn't quite as cool - or nearly as technically well done... It WAS, however, accomplished from fabric to final product in 2.5 hours...

you see... my work's Christmas party was disco themed this year... and I wanted to look like a disco ball.

I had a lot of other obligations and hired someone to make me a disco dress... with bell sleeves... I went picked it up, paid $160, and it was horrible... ugly light yellow gold sequin nightmare...

So since I picked it up the morning of the party.. .. I was running out of time... I just did not want to wear that dress. So I headed to Joann's... got this silver sequin fabric... went back, realized I had 3.5 hours to make the dress, do my makeup, and straighten my hair... Speed dress making at it's finest.

I had to use maybe 3 different needles because the sequins kept on dulling them...

BUT it got finished.

I wanted it to be remniscent of the dress Muzzy wore in Thoroughly Modern Millie... only more disco ball. So the back was slits of fabric so that it almost appeared solid, but then when I danced, because I made the slits slightly longer than the length from the shoulder to the waist, it flared out and exposed my back.

The dress was not supposed to be that short... I miscut and didn't have time to fix it... so I just wore tights underneath and it worked out...

despite the technical flaws of this dress (I didn't finish the edges because of time... and well... that would have been difficult with the sequin fabric and it surely did not fray or unravel), everyone loved it... and I got asked by a few people where I got my dress.

and lastly a piece in the works...

This is going to be either a high waisted skirt or a dress. Either way, this is the waistband.

It's suede and lace.

The skirt is going to be very full... and is going to be quilted (rather squares instead of cathedral window) with the black suede, each layer getting fuller and fuller.

It's going to be knee length.

« Last Edit: January 03, 2010 12:31:46 PM by FadingHippie » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2010 12:31:47 PM »

Wow! Great work! I'd love to see the first dress when you have your photoshoot!!
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2010 12:41:30 PM »

Wow! Great work! I'd love to see the first dress when you have your photoshoot!!
I agree, cant' wait to see how it looks on you! The back of the disco dress indeed is very interesting. I'm curious on how your last piece will turn out, don't keep us in suspense too long  Tongue
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How *hard* could it be?

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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2010 03:49:52 PM »

The first dress is super sexy.  It looks amazing

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