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Higher Art Design

Added May 13, 2010

by Aleana Lewis

London, United K...

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Description

This is my final piece for my Higher Art Fashion Design study :) I made the pattern myself and made the attachments. This fabric was so cheap – amazing to work with.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Other
Material
Cotton

Credits

Photographer

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    May 17, 2010, 02.02 PMby Jaime MacInnes

    This is goregous! Very elegant I must say! :) Did you perchance buy your calico in Stirling in Pembertons? :) I think I served you. Your Unit’s turned out beautifully! Well done you! :D

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      May 17, 2010, 03.54 PMby Aleana Lewis

      :O Yes! You did serve me! Small world!!! hahaha, yes, this is the dress i was talking about :) I was going to do shibori but I liked the pinching better :) Im glad you like it!

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    May 17, 2010, 01.09 PMby amaydak

    Great work, absolutely beautiful!

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    May 16, 2010, 09.01 PMby momsgotanewhobby

    This is really a great dress! Good job!

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    May 16, 2010, 02.28 AMby mlssfshn

    Simple design, great embellishment with the circle cut outs great work. Tell me more about the couse.

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      May 16, 2010, 10.08 AMby Aleana Lewis

      Thank you :)
      I’m from scotland and when you take Art at higher level, you do an expressive project (painting) and a design project. In the design project you can design anything from clothes, furniture, lighting, vases. I choose fashion and textiles as my project and started working from there :)

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    May 15, 2010, 09.28 PMby tallykay

    wow! this is amazing…Such a work of art!! so talented!

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    May 15, 2010, 02.43 AMby pie-83

    STUNNING!!

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    May 14, 2010, 10.10 PMby deniedd

    It’s amazing!~ Ahaha! Don’t be so modest!

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      May 15, 2010, 08.40 PMby Aleana Lewis

      Thank you! I’m serious though, I really did not expect this kind of reaction! It’s spurred me on to crack on with new designs!

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    May 14, 2010, 07.18 PMby chillwear

    Beautiful work!

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    May 14, 2010, 04.56 PMby Aleana Lewis

    Thank you all for your comments! I really wasn’t expecting this kind of reaction when I posted this! It’s a really good feeling to think that there are people who like your designs! :)

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    May 14, 2010, 12.26 PMby yesicap416

    =] love it

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    May 14, 2010, 12.01 PMby luxihere

    OMG. I love it, How did you make those attachments? any tips… would love to make a similar outfit…for my little daughter though.

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      May 14, 2010, 04.52 PMby Aleana Lewis

      It was as simple as cutting out circles of fabric and pinching them in the centre! I then bundled a few of them together and sewed across with the machine to keep them together, then hand sewed on. I tacked small bits of the attachment to the dress to ‘open up’ the attachments! I’m so glad you like it! :)

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    May 14, 2010, 03.39 AMby guerillaembroidery

    beautful but practical, well done.

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    May 13, 2010, 11.48 PMby nenasew

    I love it. I think it may be high art fashion but very wearable. Great job.

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      May 14, 2010, 04.53 PMby Aleana Lewis

      Thats what I was going for! My brief was ‘an unique but attention seeking dress to be worn to the Chelsea Flower Show’ :)

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    May 13, 2010, 11.48 PMby nenasew

    I love it. I think it may be high art fashion but very wearable. Great job.

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    May 13, 2010, 10.40 PMby marloncosta

    real nice job! I like how the flowers trail down on the dress!

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      May 14, 2010, 04.54 PMby Aleana Lewis

      Thank you! :) a lot of work put into it! heres hoping for an A! :)

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    May 13, 2010, 09.12 PMby katensew

    This is a lovely design. Wow, I did Higher Dress and Design in Aberdeen in 1968 !! That ages me !

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      May 14, 2010, 04.54 PMby Aleana Lewis

      Gosh really?! I hope you had as much fun as i did doing the design projects! Thank you for your lovely comment! :)

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      May 15, 2010, 08.27 PMby katensew

      I did weaving and then made outfits. Using a woolen woven fabric I made a trouser suit . Using tablet weaving I trimmed hot pants. I also did tailoring and made a coat using Crombie fabric and made military style " frog " fastenings and covered buttons in real snakeskin !!

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      May 15, 2010, 08.39 PMby Aleana Lewis

      That sounds amazing! I hope you got an A for that! haha :)

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    May 13, 2010, 08.49 PMby tamezdc

    I like the flower applique. Nice work of art.

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      May 14, 2010, 04.55 PMby Aleana Lewis

      I was aiming to get the effect of the gills to mushrooms, but I thought they ended up looking more like flowers! Ended up better than I expected! Thank you for your comment :)

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    May 13, 2010, 08.02 PMby stellula

    Lovely colour combination. It has a delicate look to it. Lovely indeed.

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      May 14, 2010, 04.56 PMby Aleana Lewis

      Sometimes simple colours are all thats needed :)
      Thank you for your comment! :)

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