layered flower dress

Added Apr 23, 2010

by sianmoore3

Hythe, Kent, Uni...

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Description

For this dress i used a simple pattern for a bustier top and then added my own design for the skirt.

the details on the dress were made by cutting out flower shapes and burning the edges – a technique i read about on burdastyle by “staciegrissom” (http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/andy-warhol-flower-skirt). Although she advises using plasticky and fake fabrics rather than natural ones (which i found out to be very good advise XD), i used cotton which when burnt smelt disgusting and also set off my smoke alarm a few time. The outcome looked good but unlike the flowers shown on the link, the fabric doesnt crinkle up and also stinks of smoke so it is a good idea to soak them a couple of times before sewing onto a garment.

i sewed on 23 sets of these flowers onto the dress and embellished them with buttons and beads and then stitched over a vine shape over the flowers to hold them up.

Material Notes

cotton
buttons and beads

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bridal, Evening Wear, Other, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    May 8, 2010, 07.21 AMby skratchd

    very nice

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    Apr 28, 2010, 01.26 AMby cantare

    WOW, this is lovely!

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    Apr 25, 2010, 01.26 AMby staciegrissom

    hahahahaha! i love the story and thanks for the link!! Yeah natural fibers really stink up the place, i just tested burning a little piece of wool and it smelled like burning hair. Great dress!!!! :)

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    Apr 24, 2010, 06.42 PMby alexus1325

    I saw the thumbnail pic and immediately thought “WOW! Now THAT is a wedding dress I’d wear!” Epictastic job :D

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    Apr 24, 2010, 03.45 AMby shedoz213

    This dress is Fabulous~ Very unique!

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    Apr 24, 2010, 03.10 AMby Ashlee Nemo

    FABULOUS :)

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    Apr 23, 2010, 10.35 PMby nenasew

    Great dress. Love your venture into pyromania. I may join you. I think the flower details are fantastic.

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    Apr 23, 2010, 05.40 PMby lizah

    adorable!!

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    Apr 23, 2010, 04.44 PMby Lucia Rotundu

    Nice dress, nice work! Congratulations!

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    Apr 23, 2010, 04.28 PMby jessica361

    This is beautiful, great job!!

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