Project Runway Remake Challenge: Out of the closet and into ...

Added Sep 30, 2010

by sparkie510

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Description

The inspiration for this dress was a vintage slip. A short negligee, made of a sheer floral print, was layered over the slip. The hem of the negligee was cut on a slant to give the dress some asymmetrical interest and hem was cut around the floral pattern for an uneven border.
The only thing these two garments had in common beside a light-weight fabric, was that they shared a single color. My challenge was to integrate the two. Holes were cut in the negligee following the edge of the floral design, so the under slip color would show through. From the extra fabric cut from the hem of the negligee, roses and leaves were cut out , the raw edges were sealed and they were appliqued to the slip. Vintage needlework was dyed and applied along with vintage laces throughout the garment, making a pleasing flow to the design. The back of the dress is accented with ruched velvet that has an overlay of floral needlework. Additional applique’s, glass beads and ribbons are used to add detail to the design.
Finally, the hem of the slip was cut off to shorted the dress, and black vintage lace was added to draw the piece together.

Material Notes

The slip is made of nylon. The negligee is synthetic, but I am not sure of the material. I would guess that it is polyester. Trims used on the dress are made from silk, velvet, cotton, linen, satin and glass beads. Vintage laces and doilies were used also.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bridal, Evening Wear, Romantic, Vintage
Material
Chiffon, Blends, Lace/Sequins, Organza, Polyester, Rayon, Satin, Silk, Tulle, Velvet

Credits

Judy Titche

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    Oct 15, 2010, 08.25 PMby Sue Quernemoen

    LOVE IT – YOU HAVE SUCH TALENT!!!!

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    Oct 4, 2010, 04.49 PMby jdeely

    This is a beautiful piece of artistic design.

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    Oct 4, 2010, 12.49 PMby jti

    it’s beautiful!

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    Oct 4, 2010, 01.28 AMby elizabeth508

    Love this. x

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    Oct 3, 2010, 02.04 PMby fabricaddict

    beautiful! very creative!

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    Oct 3, 2010, 02.06 AMby freakusbzzz

    fAB!

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    Oct 1, 2010, 02.25 PMby helloakinom

    Gorgeous!

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    Oct 1, 2010, 05.05 AMby smallone

    oh wow that’s really creative and very pretty

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