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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My Fall Ball Dress on: November 18, 2012 04:23:34 PM
My Fall Ball dress started out as a a wedding dress I got from goodwill to take my senior pictures in:

I knew I wanted to make it into something I could wear for Fall Ball my freshman year in college, so I grabbed some navy, lime green, and fuchsia fabric dye, and some brushes, and went to work with the cream colored satin as my canvas Smiley

Then I decided to add a black halter top and a rhinestone pin in the middle:

A week before the dance, I decided to be a little ambitious and turn my long elegant gown into a short bubble skirt with pickups. I was up until there am the night before the dance finishing it! But it was so worth it Smiley Here is the final dress!

I was really happy with how it came out! I had never sewn in pickups before. Glad I decided to make it instead of by Smiley Now I have to figure out what to make for spring fling! Smiley Comments and criticism welcome!
2  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: My first project on: June 26, 2012 11:01:51 PM
Nice! I like the red eyes.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Too pouffy Prom dress on: June 26, 2012 10:56:41 PM
I think i would be fine, just watch the hem. Borrowing a dress from a friend is way cheaper than buying one!
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Wedding roses on: June 26, 2012 10:54:25 PM
totally though you had dyed real roses until i read the whole post. Good job! This way you can keep your bouquet forever Smiley
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: My DIY Sea Glass Wedding! on: June 26, 2012 10:51:00 PM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE you cake! What a unique idea, and it really does look like sea glass!
6  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Possible uses for broken shot glasses? on: June 26, 2012 10:42:13 PM
Make sea glass out of them?
7  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: what to do with brown beer bottles? on: June 26, 2012 10:40:18 PM
I've seen tutorials online somewhere about making your own sea glass....maybe check that out?
8  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: christmas tree ornaments on: June 26, 2012 10:35:16 PM
I love glass art. If you have the supplies, you could maybe crush the glass ones and melt them into a pretty stained glass panel....but I think you need a blow torch for that. Just an idea!
9  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: help i tried to remove a stain and made it worse on: June 26, 2012 10:30:09 PM
what kind of fabric is the skirt made of? If the fabric is dyeable, you could possibly try and dye the damaged patch back to the original color.
10  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Dye Painting a Goodwill Wedding dress on: June 26, 2012 08:55:28 PM
I let the navy blue dry all the way, then added green and pink dye. I used a hair dryer to get it all the way dry quicker, then ironed it on the highest heat the fabric could stand with no steam. Someone told me that that would help set the color. I also added a halter top out of black soft tule, and I am so pleased Smiley I will probably never wash it, as i only plan to wear it once or twice (it's definatly a FORMAL dress....I have a thing for them. This is the fourth one I have made this year...) , and if I happen to get something on it I might try having it dry cleaned. So I think I'm set. I did clip a piece off the bottom one it was dry, and it didn't run when i got it wet, not even when i soaked it. I am going to post pictures of it once I finish the hem in completed projects! Be sure to look for it, I'm really proud of it  Cheesy
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