Roman Invasion of Britain dress

Added Mar 4, 2011

by ladymacbeth86

San Juan, Puerto...

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Description

Part of my final collection for my Graduate Diploma course at Central Saint Martins. Done in crepe back silk satin in indigo and hand embroidered with golden accents. This particular dress won a Student Commendation at the 2009 Hand and Lock Prize for Embroidery (visit www.handembroidery.com)

I do have to say I did NOT do the sewing on the garment, I designed and hand embroidered everything. Credit goes to Patricia, the technician who sewed the dress, for her fantastic work.

Visit my blog, http://fashionacademic.wordpress.com

Material Notes

crepe back silk satin, golden ropes, wooden beads and acrylic jewels.

Difficulty

Expert

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

Credits

Patricia

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    Apr 24, 2012, 01.10 AMby ladymacbeth86

    Again, thank you so much for your support! Tons of hugs! xxxx

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    Feb 7, 2012, 09.11 AMby buddingnaturalist

    Oh wow, you should definitely wear that to the British museum (they’ll probably offer you money to add it to their collection =). Very cool dress, great styling. Congratulations on the commendation.

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      Apr 24, 2012, 01.08 AMby ladymacbeth86

      Sounds like a fantastic idea next time I’m in London ;-). Especially if I can sell it to the British Museum!

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    Feb 7, 2012, 09.11 AMby buddingnaturalist

    Oh wow, you should definitely wear that to the British museum (they’ll probably offer you money to add it to their collection =). Very cool dress, great styling. Congratulations on the commendation.

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    Dec 30, 2011, 12.58 AMby arete999

    GREAT JOB!!! Very artistic and unique project! LOVE IT!

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    Dec 27, 2011, 10.22 AMby olg

    your design is absolutely brilliant- and inspiring love from Amsterdam

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    Dec 14, 2011, 09.47 PMby mynameisdavid

    This is absolutely stunning!!!!

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    Jun 22, 2011, 01.57 AMby tungufoss

    This is amazing. Truly haute couture. La-la-love it!

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    Apr 7, 2011, 05.00 PMby ladymacbeth86

    Thank you all for your comments and support! Im glad you’ve enjoyed the dress.

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    Apr 7, 2011, 08.36 AMby teodoradeyan

    I totally love this project! You did really great design and made the accessorie an amazing handmade masterpiece!:)Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us!:)

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    Apr 5, 2011, 05.56 AMby sardinemaiden

    So good! I LOVE the heavy embellishments on this. It is composed and balanced very well!

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    Mar 11, 2011, 09.42 AMby katherinedaida

    It’s a very sculptural, couture-looking design, to be sure! I am always amazed at what good embellishments can do to a garment. You are indeed a master!

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      Mar 11, 2011, 04.14 PMby ladymacbeth86

      Thank you! I experimented with the embellishments and made it all as I went. Good thing it came out fine! ;-)

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    Mar 7, 2011, 10.06 PMby carottesauvage

    Incredible! The Central Saint Martins’ touch?Your blog is really interesting a bit more thorough than what’s available!

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      Mar 7, 2011, 10.29 PMby ladymacbeth86

      thank you! I guess it may be the CSM touch, which involves a lot of crying and a nail-bed infection. :-/ All in all, well worth it! I’m glad you’ve read my blog, although I haven’t posted anything for a while now…

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    Mar 6, 2011, 11.27 AMby magdamagda

    thanks for sharing, very intriguing design, love the boldness, chunkiness, colors!

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      Mar 6, 2011, 06.45 PMby ladymacbeth86

      Thank you! I love structure and texture ;-)

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    Mar 6, 2011, 07.35 AMby zaarissima

    really great work!!!!

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    Mar 6, 2011, 01.55 AMby missdandy

    This is so amazing!

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    Mar 5, 2011, 10.05 PMby artepart

    I love it,it’s really something different,must be great to wear and also great to the touch.

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    Mar 5, 2011, 09.43 PMby BeYou TiFul

    MASTERPIECE IT IS!! Great picture too! I am looking forward to see more of your stuff!

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      Apr 24, 2012, 01.09 AMby ladymacbeth86

      More stuff coming soon ;-)

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    Mar 5, 2011, 06.50 PMby alicerain

    I want it. I I saw your other piece (the jumpsuit)- it’s lovely. Are you going to post other pieces in the collection, too?

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      Apr 24, 2012, 01.10 AMby ladymacbeth86

      I’m afraid I only have these two (sorry!). But I can add some of the design process from my sketchbook and illustrations/flats.

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    Mar 5, 2011, 02.48 PMby milkyway

    Freakingly AMAZING GORGEOUSSSSSSS

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    Mar 5, 2011, 01.59 PMby lauriana

    Wow…

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    Mar 5, 2011, 01.11 PMby ladymacbeth86

    Thank you all for your comments! I love hearing feedback on my work. I will be uploading more projects as I keep doing more stuff.

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    Mar 5, 2011, 09.34 AMby lizah

    amazing!

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    Mar 5, 2011, 06.48 AMby mahaila

    The colour combination is fantastic! The design is wonderful. really love it…. and love your blog!

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      Mar 5, 2011, 01.10 PMby ladymacbeth86

      Thank you so much! I’m very glad you loved it and loved my blog as well!

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    Mar 5, 2011, 05.42 AMby junaluska

    Wow! I love the colour combination and the texture contrast. The details are exquisite, and it’s a completely gorgeous dress!

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      Mar 5, 2011, 01.10 PMby ladymacbeth86

      Many thanks for your kind comment!

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    Mar 5, 2011, 05.41 AMby kelepso

    Wow!

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    Mar 5, 2011, 05.37 AMby lennert

    Very unusual…Love it!

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    Mar 5, 2011, 05.37 AMby lennert

    Very unusual…Love it!

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    Mar 5, 2011, 05.08 AMby cynthia-1

    Wow! I love the design- is it heavy to wear?

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      Mar 5, 2011, 01.10 PMby ladymacbeth86

      It is quite heavy, yes… The worst part of the process was attaching the rope at the neckline.

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    Mar 5, 2011, 03.05 AMby Olivia Anne

    awesome

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    Mar 5, 2011, 02.44 AMby tanitisis

    That is really, really neat.

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