Hand Painted Descience Dress

Added Aug 20, 2014

by Lela Thompson

Sarasota, Florid...

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Description

This dress was made for a show called Descience: Research on the Runway. It was inspired by research done on transcription factors conducted in fruit fly larva. I hand painted the fabric to imitate the staining agent used to visualize gene expression. I made my own pattern, the understructure of the dress is a bubble skirt (made by gathering and attaching the hem of a circle skirt to a straight skirt) and a chiffon top. I then draped the painted fabric over the understructure and tacked it on by hand to imitate the forms of the wing larvae.

read more about the project here
http://descience37.carbonmade.com/

Material Notes

Silk mesh tulle, chiffon, Silk charmeuse, fabric paint

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Material
Chiffon

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    Sep 2, 2014, 04.37 AMby nadia r

    um talk about amazing!! x

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    Aug 23, 2014, 12.13 PMby yenny lee

    Cool

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    Aug 21, 2014, 02.51 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very nice and sophisticated!

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    Aug 21, 2014, 01.55 PMby kisses

    Nicely done

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    Aug 21, 2014, 01.41 PMby danutzafly

    Science and art! I like it a lot!

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