Sunday, June 13, 2010
And now for something completely different!
This is my dress for Margaret's Dress Up 2010 It's a bit of a stray from the dresses I've made so far and certainly did not start out the way it ended up. First, I made a sleeveless sheath of some turquoise paper with glittered copper dots. Then I thought a crinoline should go over top. So I did that with some blue sheer fabric from my stash and over top of that I added some shredded copper ribbon. Then it needed a belt of ribbed velvet ribbon with a jewel for a buckle. (I have LOTS of ribbon) Then it was looking a little bit circus-y, and so I cut the bottom of the sheath into leggings. And OMG, TOO circus-y!, so I chopped the leggings off and sort of had a ballerina outfit. I kind of thought at this point maybe a teenage girl would wear it to a rock concert, but it needed something else. So I gave it a ribbon (did I mention I have a LOT of ribbon?)cowl collar. Then it needed a button to hold the collar closed. And then I stopped. It was done. Not exactly what I had in mind, and not what I will be wearing to the concert hall if Rod Stewart ever comes back to town, but I'm sure there is a teenage girl somewhere out there who would wear this in a New York Minute.
Don't I write a great tutorial? LOL
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Yea, you DO write a good tutorial, I liked it... Love the dress, I really wanted to see the circus-y look though, before it was altered to it's current state, lol. Cause it probably would have been something I would have worn in the 80's to high school...ReplyDelete
You and I would have hung out together. I'm sure of it.ReplyDelete
Totally fab!! I love the ones that take on a life of their own, kind of guide the way when you really have no idea yourself!!ReplyDelete
Brilliant tutorial too and i second lori, we want pics as well
I was just thinking as I came over here - I wonder if she's made her June dress and eureka! (Now I need to concentrate on a huge lottery win, suppose I have to buy a ticket for that to happen but hmmmm...details details).ReplyDelete
I don't think this looks teenagery or circusey - it made me think retro immediately. I was thinking one of those dresses you'd have seen Ava Gardner in having a public fight with Frank Sinatra at Trader Vic's or the Mocambo Club! I think it's grand.
I absolutely LOVE your dresses! This is gorgeous! Beautiful colorway!ReplyDelete
I'd love to wear it (in the privacy of my own home anyway - LOL) - teenager (at heart still!!) I think it's great - would have loved to see the circus-y version too. The cowl collar ribbon looks in the photo as if it's beaded (or should that be bearded continuing the circus theme - ooops, thinks I should leave now!)ReplyDelete
Oh this is great!!! Isn't it funny how we start with something in mind and end up with something totally different? :) MarvaReplyDelete
You wrote the most wonderful tutorial my friend.... the best ever... well it's real isn't it...lolReplyDelete
I wish I lived nearer so we could experiment together :D
Totally loves the dress missus but I want to see the circus look too....so I think you should make another.... ok ok ok... so you don't wanna..don't shoot me I only asked...rofl
I KNEW I gave too much detail in that tutorial!! I'll get right on that guys, making another outfit for you circus-obsessed types. LOLReplyDelete
I love the way you got to your finished design which is lovely & rich in colour & textureReplyDelete
Oh, this is really so cutting edge! Height of fashion and the colors are wonderful. Very creative.ReplyDelete
It is so glamourous and beautiful!ReplyDelete
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Oh I love your gorgeous dress it is so creative done.ReplyDelete
Ok... I just love this dress and I think it's because of your journey you took to create it. Great job, I too can see myself wearing this to a concert ...lol...ReplyDelete
I love your dress...I think brown and baby blue look beautiful together...ReplyDelete
It's always fun to see how a project develops, and this one seems to have taken on a mind of its own. I was thinking it was a late afternoon, early evening in the city dress. Of course, we each interpret our results differently, and I could see a teen wearing it, too. Regardless who wears it, the copper ribbon (yep, you mentioned you had lots of ribbon) adds the perfect sparkle to the skirt.ReplyDelete
i love it when things take on a life of their own and they always end up way better :)ReplyDelete
its a beautiful dress,
fun tute too...
It is so beautiful!ReplyDelete
OH your dress is so inspired and gorgeous....the colors are exactly what I was dreaming of for July and wanted to play with copper mesh!ReplyDelete
I would Love to wear your dress ... it is fabulous!
My word verification is undiness - I think Rod Stewart made up this word.ReplyDelete
I love your dress and you have wonderful ribbon stash.
It looks like a dress whats her face would wear....hang on her name will come to me in a minute, the Breakfast at Tiffany's film star... what's her name aah, wait I'll google her.... Audrey somebody.
Back again with Audrey Hepburn.
I heart google, but my brain is so huge compared to a sliver of cheese ;-)
A dress perfect for undiness!
stunning dress!!...i love combination of colors, belt and copper ribbon:))ReplyDelete