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Project Runway/ Rowenta Remake Challenge

Added Sep 30, 2010

by ashchaser

Nashville, Tenne...






I like to call this dress the “Water Moccasin Frock”

My short explanation:
Made a skirt, bodice, waistband, & used the rest for straps on arms. Used all of fabric except for fringe trim & only added thread. Most important was the iron; with this & needle board , was able to accurately press this fabric with plastic print without melting any of the scales or pile.

My long explanation:
I found the skirt for 3 dollars at Southern Thrift in Nashville and had no idea that it was a Betsy Johnson piece until right before I started to cut it up. The fabric was gold velour printed with rose print plastic snake skin print…so crazy! Only thing I’ve ever owned by her, and now even better! I had alot of fun arranging the arm straps, and really love how they turned out.

I do wish I had more time to complete this, but had fun spending my birthday sewing feverishly and taking pictures. Its my 23rd birthday dress! Whoohoo!

Cannot wait to see the other awesome entries and how this goes, cheers everyone!



Related Techniques


Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Cotton, Blends, Knits/Jersey, Rayon


Betsy Johnson
My dad

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    Sep 30, 2010, 03.35 PMby latulipenoire

    This is insanely cool and I love your photos!

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    Sep 30, 2010, 02.40 PMby figamadood

    That fabric is awesome, I really like the arm straps on your dress (and also your boots are great!).

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    Sep 30, 2010, 06.08 AMby emily-marie

    ok can I just say your haircut is SICK. love it. the whole look is really workin’!

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    Sep 30, 2010, 05.56 AMby kelseykay

    I really like your mix of colors and the location you took your photos os really cool Best of luck to you for this competition =] <3 Kelsey Kay

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