Abstract Cerulean Painterly Dress

Added Jan 25, 2013

by Jamie Lau

Brooklyn, New Yo...

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As promised, here is another party outfit I made for one my book signings last month in celebration of the release of BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern.

I chose a painterly print on Spoonflower by Helen Dealtry that she made in collaboration with Jenny Gordy of Wiksten. I had it printed in a cotton silk, which truly brought the colors to life with a little sheen, and made a variation of the Elizabeth Gathered-Waist Dress I designed for the book.

I photographed my project at MoMA PS1 last weekend when I attended the Winter Open House to see CONFETTISYSTEM’s new stunning installation, 100 Arrangements. I first wore this dress to my New York book signing last month at the Manhattan Textile Arts Center, where I also teach sewing and draping classes. (Check out the last two photos shot by Victor Castro of WET PAINT at my first book signing.)

In my variation, I shortened the hem on the skirt, used a center back zipper, and made slight fit adjustments to the bodice. For a cleaner finish, I did a blind hem stitch on the hem. Stay tuned to see the other two party dresses I made!

Material Notes

Cotton silk, 24" invisible zipper, fusible interfacing, coordinating thread

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual, Classic, Romantic, Vintage
Material
Cotton, Silk

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    Jan 31, 2013, 11.12 PMby disy

    What a wonderful dress!!

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    Jan 27, 2013, 09.30 PMby Meldbombs

    Interested in your classes but live in brooklyn and am not available during the week?

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      Jan 28, 2013, 12.57 AMby Jamie Lau

      Hi Melissa,

      I teach in Brooklyn at 3rd Ward and Textile Arts Center. I’m teaching a few weekend intensives in April and May, including a draping class!

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    Jan 26, 2013, 03.52 PMby velvetribbon

    Fabulous dress. Love the blue print with orange shoes. I can not wait to see your next party dress:)

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      Jan 27, 2013, 01.34 AMby Jamie Lau

      Thanks! More fun colorful creations to come! Those coral patent leather pumps are AMAZING!

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    Jan 25, 2013, 10.54 PMby lizajane09

    Amazing! I love the blue print with the orange tights.

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      Jan 25, 2013, 11.00 PMby Jamie Lau

      Thanks! I love bright colors!

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    Jan 25, 2013, 09.48 PMby Mary Athey

    I love.this on you.its fun flirty.and.fab x

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      Jan 25, 2013, 11.00 PMby Jamie Lau

      Thanks, Mary!

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    Jan 25, 2013, 06.30 PMby MegH

    Lookin’ good girl!!

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      Jan 25, 2013, 06.48 PMby Jamie Lau

      Thanks, Meg! Can’t wait to see your next project, too!

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