Mad Tea Party Dress

Added Dec 31, 2013

by lqtang

Berkeley, Califo...

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Description

Vintage velvet sheath upcycled into a sleeveless dress with gored skirt and printed collar. I heavily adapted Burda 7556 for the bodice and used Elegant Musings’s pattern for the collar (available here: http://blog.caseybrowndesigns.com/2011/12/autumn-collars/). I transferred an illustration from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland onto the collar using a woodworker’s transfer tool. The skirt was assembled more or less randomly with gores cut from material taken from the original dress’s sleeves and bodice, and it ended up with a sort of bubble hem.

Material Notes

Blue velvet self and pewter silk lining, both dating from the 80’s. White cotton broadcloth for the collar.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Goth/Gothic Lolita, Romantic, Vintage
Material
Cotton, Silk, Velvet

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    Dec 31, 2013, 02.33 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Great dress! :)

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    Dec 31, 2013, 02.12 PMby Mary Athey

    What a lovely dress and wow for the upcycling. It’s great on you x

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