Added Jan 31, 2010
This is my dress for the Pink & Red Contest! It took a long time since I’ve decided to make it, because pink or red aren’t my favourite colours-I like black, grey, blue. So it was very hard for me to imagine sth pink and red and sew it. But I finally manage to do it and I designed the dress. For the fitted bust part I based on Miasu’s contour bust, but it took me a whole to make it perfectly fitted… And I embroidered it using satin stitch and back stitch [for the first time in my life!] having in mind American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society. The bust part is fully lined, and made from the leftovers of an old sheet. For the skirt I used hand painted silk [for the first time I was working with such fabric].
The fabric has a story: My grandma said that she bought this fabric when she was still working as a seamstress. In those days it was very hard to buy any fabric, but my grandma, as a seamstress, had vouchers and she spent all for this beautiful, colourful fabric. And she sewn a dress for my mum for the New Year’s Eve party. My mum said that all compliments were for her outfit:) Unfortunately, when I found it in the loft, it was thrown apart so I had to work out how to cut it off to form my skirt-finally I cut out 3 rectangles, and gathered it, finished with baby hem, and added another frill. I also made a five-layered tutu from lace curtain.
As you can see I didn’t buy any fabric, all is reused:). I hope you like it! I’m really over-excited about this!
Pink sheet, pink lace curtain, silk from my mum’s dress, zipper, threads,a lot of patience:)
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