Silk Therapy: The Dress

Added Oct 22, 2010

by cantare

Boulder, Colorad...

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Description

An event for Fashion Group International on Oct. 9th featured a student and professional design competition with the color palette of black, white, and red. I tried my hand at an evening wear piece for the student division and won best of category. The event was Fashion And Creative Enterprises held at the Denver Art Museum featuring panels of local designers and two keynote speakers, Lady Soule from Tracy Reese’s FROCK and Sean Carasso of Falling Whistles (more about him on my blog: theroomfor.wordpress.com). My inspiration came from Valentino’s fall 2009 collection and dressing the female figure, how the curves of our bodies manipulate fabric so well. The bodice and very high-cut skirt is boned and lined taffeta with a hand-painted silk chiffon skirt showcasing the legs. The pattern was draped to create the diagonal pieces (seven on front, five on back) and about 25% of the dress was hand-sewn. It was a pleasure to make this!

Material Notes

40in black taffeta; 40in polyester lining; 2.5yds silk chiffon, silk-binding red paint.

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

Season
Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Evening Wear
Material
Chiffon, Polyester, Silk, Taffeta

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    Nov 17, 2010, 03.58 PMby seazoo

    It’s beautiful and a romantic atmosphere!

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      Nov 18, 2010, 04.31 AMby cantare

      Thanks Seazoo :)

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    Oct 22, 2010, 07.13 PMby katzl

    Great job!

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      Oct 22, 2010, 08.04 PMby cantare

      Thank you!

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    Oct 22, 2010, 07.07 PMby cantare

    Thank you! You should try it, it’s quite relaxing and rewarding!

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