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1  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Tie Dye Prom Dress on: August 23, 2006 10:52:28 PM
So this is the dress I made for prom in May 2006. I went stag so I didn't have to worry about matching anyone!
(Although I did have enough extra fabric to make a tie. Where did I put that?)

It was a big hit and the boy I was crushing on loved it (he's sort of one of those hippie flower child types), and no one else had one like it! That's the whole point of the prom dress, eh?

The only images that I have of the dress are from Pre-Prom picture taking, my apologies for the lack of quantity and detail!!

Yours truly, wearing the dress, and my best GF Hillary (totally amazed by my crafting and posing skills).

Me, again. The dress didn't fit quite right, so I had a little fabric-roll action going on around the waistline. It was my first dress... Lessons learned. Here you can see some of the accessories I made with more of the extra fabric I had. I still wear some of those today!

One last (slightly blurry) look at the dress. This is the kind of attitude one must have while wearing a tie-dye dress!

I get a TON of questions, messages, emails, WHAT HAVE YOU regarding this dress. I used a basic dress pattern, you can use any you want really. It isn't exactly tie-dye either, I batiked some plain cotton linen/fabric to get this tie-dye effect and to maintain the really saturated colors, and then sewed cut the fabric and sewed it together. That resulted in the tie-dye pattern not matching up at the seams.

Here is an instructional website on how to Batik fabric - you can get some really great effects with this technique!! http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/howtobatik.shtml

Theoretically, you could make a Tie-Dye dress by making a plain-white dress with fabric that will take to dying and then tie-dye the dress by traditional methods. This will give you a seamless tie-dye pattern.

I hope you found this useful to your crafting desires!

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / my life as a fairy hooker (WITH BETTER PICS!) on: September 03, 2005 06:26:06 PM
so on the first day or school i decided to be a fairy hooker (even though i  dress like this almost everyday...)

i made a t-skirt (t-shirt into a skirt) and sewed on bunches of tulle (duh), along with a top layer of unbunched tulle
and i thrifted a too small blouse for the shrug, and vintage lingirie (mmmm bathing in used sex clothes) over a regular black tank


yay for stuff and things!

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / craftster virgin! on: August 25, 2005 12:56:56 PM
hey everyone, found this awesome site the other day and have been reading nonstop
i have so many ideas for projects! thanks to everyone, i'll be posting some stuff soon

here's some of the diy i've done in the past


all the shirts we recons from L-XXL, the yellow skirt was a recon from a L ( i stole the F from the scraps to personalize it a bit). The vest was from a YL Limited Too Jean Jacket.

i know it's not much, but thanks to you all i'm sewing up a storm. I have a wedding dress i'm ready to tear apart, and some sweet Ninja Turtle sheets i'm making a dress for my friend out of.

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