Added Nov 7, 2011
Woking, United K...
I. Love. Pirates, end of.
I also like doing art, so for my 18th birthday i staged my Cindy Sherman style photoshot under a facade of party, and cmon who turns down fancy dress!?I brought the fabric on ebay, as stores can be exxpeeensivo!! I have this habbit of looking at clothes and deconstructing them in y mind and thats how i learn mainly. I used 4 layers of fabric to make the corset to give it strength and structure without any boning. I used a lovely scrap piece of red velvet fabric (i always recycle my fabric they will never be useless) folded in half, slightly too big so it would drap slightly. I added a halterneck strap out of a black belt i stripped and plaited.
The skirt was inspired by British bunting so i made a simple circle skirt ourt of an old curtain cut my triangles and stitched row after row. Then to add some authenticity i hand frayed every single one until i was sick of triangles!! It came in handy again when Will and Kate got married, i was the ultimate street party fan, i wore the decorations!!!! The Queen should be proud :D
I used about 2-3metres of union jack fabric (i brought 5 as i love and have a fair bit left over)
Old curtains were fab lining and interfacing
Need something to make a strap
Zip (this time it was the right colour:D)
Fashion & Trends
Style this favorite tank for late summer and fall.
See all entries and vote.
See more prize details and how to enter...
Cool greys transition from summer to fall in a shirt dress, flowing maxi skirt, and new jackets.
8 patterns, a web seminar, and technique videos for sewing menswear.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.