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« on: February 08, 2010 05:12:08 PM »

I attend a pirates and fairies event every year with a big group of my friends where we dress up in costumes and party all weekend long.  I wanted to share one of my costumes. I figure this is a reconstruct because i repurposed my materials from what they were originally intended for.

I move and install office furniture for a living and one day the boys were about to throw away a bunch of fake trees.  I stopped them and proceeded to cut all of the branches off filling two garbage bags.

Once home, I wiped down (they were super dusty) and peeled all of the fabric leaves off of their plastic backing and sorted them by size.  Then i pinned and sewed them onto a green camisole one row at a time.  

I wore little wings beacuse big ones are harder to maneuver in when you're drinking at night Wink.

FYI - There are over 400 leaves... Here it is:

http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v112/213/67/530315005/n530315005_1187636_7424.jpg

Here's the dress in action.  
I've been dying to make a skirt out of a bunch of different flower petals the next time i try this.
http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v112/72/65/900705250/n900705250_1238065_8329.jpg

This one doesn't really show the dress, but it shows how happy i am wearing it!!
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v122/163/32/821060547/n821060547_1180283_3487.jpg

Thanks for looking, let me know what you think!
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2010 07:17:29 PM »

What a great idea! I love it! 
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2010 12:11:14 AM »

thats awesome! great texture. Did you sew them securely or did they move a bit ? I would totally do something like this, glad to see someone else did it first so i can cheat off you.
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2010 08:38:42 AM »

This is lovely!
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2010 04:39:39 PM »

I Pinned them on one row at a time and ran around the top edges about 1/2"  down with my sewing machine.  then i added another layer making the tops about an inch up from the tops of the previous row. and repeated until i was at the neck line.  Then it got a little patchy.  Those suckers are sewn on so well, none of them are coming off!

They go on so that they look like snake scales, except poofier.
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2010 12:46:54 PM »

So freaking cute!!! Now I know what to make for Halloween this year!
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2010 06:37:03 PM »

I love it ! I wish I could find a bunch of fake plants ! great job
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2010 02:30:54 PM »

GREAT dress!!! Love it!!
...and I too work in office furniture.  Interior designer/project manager here. Smiley  <3 for herman miller.
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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2010 09:01:47 PM »

Herman miller is pretty to look at but it is the devil to put together!!  Go Steelcase!!
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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2010 04:59:59 AM »

I like the durability of Herman Miller.  SteelCase is great in that I can run wires through the top caps and the pork chop kits make is easy to configure, we've done 120's with SC....true, I can't  do that with HM, but with some innovation and custom connectors, my installation team is a dream. 
Creep is the bane of my existence with SC, where HM is nominal...but I digress. Wink
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