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« on: January 23, 2012 12:37:48 PM »

So my school is having an informal dance in February, with the theme being Black White and Neon Lights. I'm planning on making my dress/ shirt and skirt, but I'm sick of all the flowy circle tops and tight pencil/body con skirts that everyone will be wearing.

I want to do something different and cool, but I'm lost for inspiration! I was thinking maybe to do some sort of black dress with painted graffiti style stuff in bright neon colors? I even found glow in the dark soft fabric paint which I think would be really neat. But I'm stuck as far as the actual dress goes.

Do you guys think I should just stick with a plain black tight strapless dress and make it stand out with the paint, or what other kinds of patterns could I use? I was thinking maybe something with an open back like http://s9.thisnext.com/media/largest_dimension/5917D900.jpg or http://profashionelle.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/italian-linen-open-heart-back-zip-dress-lbd.jpg

Any suggestions? My goal is to stand out but also look good, and not like my dress is some sort of arts and crafts project.
Thanks guys!!
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2012 09:08:57 PM »

Saw this today, the kit has everything you would need, and seems to hit what you want pretty well.


Hope this helps,
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2012 09:07:27 AM »

Well, here's a cute pattern for a dress with a cut out back: http://butterick.mccall.com/b5601-products-13743.php?page_id=155

I think, if you're going the paint route, the dress should be fairly simple, but at the same time, since your theme is black and white and neon, I think if your sewing skills allowed, you could incorporate both black and white into the dress.  Like color blocking.  I'm sure whatever you do, it'll end up really neat!

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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2012 10:12:54 AM »

How about a black dress with neon piping? Something like this: http://us.asos.com/ASOS-Petite/ASOS-PETITE-Exclusive-Bodycon-Dress-With-Cut-Out-Back-Detail/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1993289&cid=4177&Rf959=3268&sh=0&pge=3&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Black

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