Added Jul 11, 2011
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!
recycled wedding gown, vintage upholstery fabric, silk
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