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Rowenta Project Runway Remake Challenge Part 2

Added Sep 27, 2010

by max

West Texas, Texa...






I used the top of this black velvet dress to make a dress. I washed and dried it, used my Rowenta iron and needle board, pressed the wrinkles out the seams open. I embossed the velvet by ironing over randomly placed rope. I lowered the neckline on the front and back of the dress and removed the sleeves. I pressed 1/2 inch to the inside to finish the edges. The pink flowers on the sleeves had black centers and stained the flowers a pretty lavender ombre when washed. I used the iron to soften the hot glue that held the flowers, removed them and pressed each heart shaped silk petal open . I made interchangeable back sashes from bleached velvet and another with some of the original flowers encased in a tube of black tulle.

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    Jan 21, 2012, 10.01 PMby Tokie Ang

    woww it turns great!! i think u should always dry clean it not laundry to prevent the velvet wash out :)

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      Jan 21, 2012, 11.08 PMby max

      Thanks Tokie Ang!

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    Oct 1, 2010, 12.59 AMby max

    Thanks for the compliments guys. Marilynmd I’m not sure if the embossing is permanent. I had a piece of embossed velvet that I purchased but when I washed it the embossing washed out. (I wash everything!) :-0

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    Sep 30, 2010, 03.07 PMby granola-girl

    Beautiful remake – you are very talented!

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    Sep 29, 2010, 09.39 AMby ichigogirl

    Wow, you are impressively creative! And I really like the way you made it versatile with the interchangeable back sashes. Great work!

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    Sep 27, 2010, 10.42 PMby marilynmd

    That is awesome how you embossed with the ropes. Does it stay permanent ?

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