Damselfly Minidress

Added Jul 11, 2011

by margaretchan...

Charleston, Sout...

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This was a labor of love! I made it for a fashion show I was in this March. My focus was on recycled materials. I hand-painted atop the original embroidery to match the psychedelic accent fabric on the buttons, bloomers, and shoes.
In an ideal world, this thrifted David’s Bridal fabric would have a nice, soft drape, but I really wanted to work within my self-imposed boundaries. I would love to make a dress of similar style, with the crazy sleeves and tiny skirt, out of a silk jersey. Perchance to dream!
The bloomers are lined in gold-toned silk that I found by the side of the road! Shh.
I used Allison’s impeccable tutorial for fabric-covered shoes. They look a little worse for wear, as they’ve spent the past four months under my bed, so please overlook the shabby parts. These were made for one night, not daily wear!

Material Notes

recycled wedding gown, vintage upholstery fabric, silk

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

Season
Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bohemian, Bridal, Evening Wear
Material
Cotton, Polyester

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    Jan 7, 2012, 10.31 AMby Jodi Wade

    Love the sleeves. And those bloomers! Hehe, perfect

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    Jul 11, 2011, 08.12 PMby L2S

    Those are some crazy long sleeves. It reminds me of those skydancer toys from years ago. I like this because it is incredibly different and really neat! It’s amazing what can be done with recycled materials.

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