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layered flower dress

Added Apr 23, 2010

by sianmoore3

Hythe, Kent, Uni...






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

buttons and beads




Garment Type
Bridal, Evening Wear, Other, Vintage

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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


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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


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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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