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Duct-tape Sibylle Dress

Added Oct 22, 2010

by moemorekatz

Cleveland, Unite...






I wanted to make a simple short prom dress out of duct-tape. I chose the Sibylle dress style pattern as a guide for my outfit. I took a couple months of working on and off with the help of my amazing art teacher to complete. I have never done anything like this before, besides sowing up a few holes in my jeans now and then. Over all cost was about $40 to create. If I had not kept messing up so many times (hey, you got to learn somehow) it could had been $20 overall. Correcting mistakes with duck-tape simply involves cutting out the bad and adding new tape. Duck-tape is harder to work, but it is more forgiving than regular fabric is.

Material Notes

I cut out the pattern using REALLY GOOD SCISSORS (which after words might be unusable)as one would normally on MUSLIN.
Then using a couple roles of BLACK AND WHITE DUCT-TAPE I simply covered the muslin pieces in duck-tape. This was the biggest problem. With duct-taping outfits there is an inside and an outside of each piece. The inside is muslin, while the outside is the tape(that way there is no skin to duct-tape action going on while wearing the dress). I was constantly taping the wrong sides and having to redo them.
Before attaching the top and the belt, I used a GOLD PAINT PEN to create a decretive design.
SNAP BUTTONS were used instead of a zipper.
TULLE was used as directed. It added nice shape to an otherwise ‘flat’ outfit.
LOTION for chapped fingers- D.T. can be brutal.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Evening Wear, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Other, Romantic
Other, Tulle

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    Dec 21, 2011, 11.55 PMby christianne islas francoeur

    How ingenious! Love the finished dress!

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    Apr 15, 2011, 08.32 PMby frablemable

    This dress looks awesome!!! I love how you have used the duct tape and I love the gold on black, it works really well. You did an amazing job!

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    Oct 24, 2010, 12.36 AMby rhianna78

    Love it, love it, LOVE IT!!! Great job!! I enjoy that you mixed fabric in with the duct tape.

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    Oct 23, 2010, 11.55 PMby Sabina Holtby

    Beautiful, wonderful. Looks like lots of fun.

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    Oct 23, 2010, 09.32 AMby Sabrina Wharton-Brown

    Nice waistband! Gold on Black always looks rich or magical. : )

    P.S. If your scissors are just blunted from cutting paper, you can sharpen them by cutting though several layers of aluminium foil several times.

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