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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Faux Flower Bustier on: April 02, 2010 04:33:35 PM
Although this piece isn't nearly as impressive as the skittles dress I made back in '08, I figured It'd been long enough since I posted something.

I work in a craftstore, surrounded by fake flowers and the sort everyday, when we receive shipments there are a lot of flower pieces. I collected those pieces and made this.

I have no clue how many flowers are on this but its only 7 hours of sewing, so once again a speedy piece.
EDIT: okay so alot of people are commenting on my 'only seven hours', a day for a project is pretty quick, especially for a statement piece that is just flower sewn to flower sewn to flower. just sayin'.

There are probably more stitches on this than a king-size quilt.

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Ballot Dress! (gee wilickers!) on: November 02, 2008 01:49:10 PM

For a government class i needed to do something to raise voter awareness. i considered my strengths, the list consisted of one thing: sewing dresses out of strange things. I decided that would do.
Ok so technically not ballots, but voter registration forms was just far too lengthy.

By making this dress and putting it out there for everyone to see i hope to encourage voters to get out and vote tuesday, because every vote truly counts.

action shots will probably come soon...but only if you get out and vote!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My Skittle Wrapper Prom Dress-(updated) on: April 30, 2008 04:55:00 PM
This year for prom i decided to make my own dress, something a bit more unconventional. I was thinking about the clothing ive seen people make from garbadge bags and decided to make my prom dress out of unconventional materials as well...however i wanted something bright and colorful which hadnt been done before.

for those of you who dont know (and that should be just about all of you) i happen to love rainbows. And seeing as i hadn't had a bag of skittles in awhile (and recalled them being far better than in actuality) I made my decision. it would be made of skittle wrappers.

I ended up wearing it to my school's film fest in which i accidentally won first place for costume (i hadn't even entered, they pulled me up on stage! ) Mind you i was also 45 minutes late because i saved most of it to be done the day of the event.

I'll definetly post lots of photographs of me in the dress for prom...it does look rather epic on. (i only had one photo before i rushed off to film fest and seeing as i had pulled an all nighter it was rather unpleasant.) I'll also tell you peoples reactions...because thats always fun as well...(i got alot of people asking if ive seen project runway...i dont have cable so i cant but im definetly looking to rent the dvds if they have them!)
EDIT: new photos!(and how prom went at the end)

full dress hanging up..

and a closeup on the hem...woo for skittle fringe!

15 hours
101 skittle wrappers.

a rather neat thing about this project is that i posted ads on craigs list for wrappers and people actually sent me quite a few!

oh and yeah, turns out i don't really like skittles..only the red ones. and after this project i dont think i'll ever want skittles again (i had my friends eating most of them...hey! it was like a recycling AND a feed the hungry project)

Prom went really well, my dress was a total hit and tons of people stopped to talk to me and take photos. Even during afterparty when i disguised myself in a tshirt and jeans there were still people running up to talk to me/ 'omg thats the skittles girl!'. So all in all it was a great night, and the dress was definitely a success...now i wonder what i'll make next seeing as i want to do more unconventional material work.

if you clicked this rocks it would be greatly appreciated <3
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