Recycled evening skirt!!!

Added Mar 10, 2011

by Adriana Orozco

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Description

This chiffon dress used to be a long skirt with 3 tiers. The skirt had the hem shorter on one side…so I decided to use 2 of the tiers to form the skirt of this cocktail dress. With the 3rd tier, I made the bust and the straps pleating the chiffon and leaving space between the pleats so we could see the golden lining that is also under the skirt.
Actually, the picture does not show how well it came out!!! I was very please with the end result, specially because something totally different came out of and old skirt. I forgott to tell you!! this dress is shorter at the front than at the back!!

Material Notes

100% silk chiffon, and 100" silk lining.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Jacket/Blazer

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    Oct 30, 2011, 04.18 PMby luluxo

    wow! gorgeous….. all of your projects are so well done! inspiring, thank you :)

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    May 1, 2011, 05.47 AMby calicia-1

    This is so lovely! I hope one day you might consider a blog to upload pics and tell us how you create the patterns and how you put together such complicated looking garments. I know it would really mean alot to us out there who are self taught sewers!

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      Feb 6, 2012, 02.11 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Calicia, thank you so much for your nice comment, and I am sorry to reply to you until now!!! this messages were never send tome!!!! but….now I have a blog, so please come and follow me to: Rainforestcouture

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    May 1, 2011, 05.47 AMby calicia-1

    This is so lovely! I hope one day you might consider a blog to upload pics and tell us how you create the patterns and how you put together such complicated looking garments. I know it would really mean alot to us out there who are self taught sewers!

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    Mar 12, 2011, 03.20 PMby zaarissima

    once again a wonderful dress! I love the pleats and really wonderful colors! Chapeau!!!!

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      Feb 6, 2012, 02.08 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you so much my dear zaarissima!!! how embarrasing that until today that I am re loading the pictures I see you comment!!! thank you!!

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    Mar 11, 2011, 08.35 AMby irmchen

    Enchanting!!!

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    Mar 11, 2011, 07.30 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    ……..lady in red……. i love this dress and it is again amazing what you did out of a simple skirt! your work is such an inspiration for me and i am happy to have you!

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      Mar 12, 2011, 02.20 PMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you my dearest Ralf!!! your words allways go directly to my heart!!!! besitos!!!

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    Mar 11, 2011, 06.08 AMby becia

    Beautiful work, as always.

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      Mar 12, 2011, 02.17 PMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you Becia!!! it flattersme so much to know that you like my work!!!

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    Mar 11, 2011, 01.55 AMby Gabriele Yorlano

    Love upcycled garments. Beautiful!

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      Mar 12, 2011, 02.16 PMby Adriana Orozco

      I do too!!! actually I am very much into the re-cycling mind and action!!!! there is so much that we can get more of…..an old piece….. Thank you Gabrielle.

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    Mar 11, 2011, 01.30 AMby domestic-divaonline

    Just gorgeous! I love the space between the pleating. Very creative idea. The colors are beautiful!

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      Mar 12, 2011, 02.14 PMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you my dear friend, you allways have a good eye for the detail, and really, I think that those small spaces are really what makes the top part of the dress. The bottom is also lined with the same golden yellow silk, and at the back, the first layer of chiffon is close, but the secon one is open to show thru the lining and it looks very pretty. Thank you for your comment, and for giving me the honor to be a guesst on your web page!!!! Abrazos!!!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 08.45 PMby freakusbzzz

    wowzers.. is this for your you? your wardrobe must be fabulous

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      Mar 12, 2011, 02.11 PMby Adriana Orozco

      jajaja freakusbizzz!!!! no, my wardrobe is not that bagoulous because I never have time to make nice clothes for my self!!!! nor the patient that I have to make clothes for other people. thank you for your comment.

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    Mar 10, 2011, 08.24 PMby peaches2218

    Beautiful, Adriana! It must be absolutely lovely on.

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      Mar 12, 2011, 02.10 PMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you peaches 2218!!! it is a pity I do not have a picture of it on….because it is really nice……thank you for the comment

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    Mar 10, 2011, 03.10 PMby anajan

    Wow! Perfecto!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 01.08 PMby Priscilla Folley

    Congrats, it does look awesome. I especially like the straps on top. Gorge.

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    Mar 10, 2011, 10.10 AMby mccit

    wow, thats amazing. really really nice!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 09.55 AMby Debby H

    Beautiful, well done. I want to try and recycle more old clothes. This has given me some inspiration.

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      Mar 12, 2011, 02.08 PMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you!!! recycling fine clothtes is not the easiest, but….it is worlh the extra unstiched work!!!!

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    Mar 10, 2011, 09.05 AMby dottty

    thats goooooooooooorgeous :)x

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      Mar 12, 2011, 02.06 PMby Adriana Orozco

      I am happy that you liked it Dotty!!! thank you for the comment.

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