Spray Can Suit

Added Aug 20, 2013

by MegH

Toronto, Canada

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Description

Since last season I have seen this style of matching high waisted skirts and crop tops. I wanted in on this cute matching trend, so I transformed our Theater Dress pattern into a two piece suit! It was simple to do since this dress style already had a waistline seam. I shortened the top by 3" from the waistline, and then added an additional 1 1/2" leather band. I didn’t want sleeves on my suit, so instead I drafted a combined neckline armhole facing. You can see how I constructed my facing here on my sewing technique post.

I used a spray can printed fabric that is actually a digital image of an installation by Toronto artist Julian Michael Majewski, and the lovely people at Spoonflower printed it on shiny cotton silk! I love this print, and style of suit. I can see myself wearing it on an evening out or maybe to an art gallery opening.

Material Notes

Printed Cotton Silk

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress

Credits

Photography by Julian Michael Majewski

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    Aug 23, 2013, 05.21 PMby maessy79903

    I’m familiar with Spoonflower. I chose a cotton knit fabric with hornets in the background because I was altering a school t-shirt with the hornet mascot. I couldn’t find the material in fabric stores until I stumbled upon Spoonflower. The company printed the yard and a half and I altered a plain school t-shirt into a show stopper. I’m retired now, so I don’t wear the t-shirt any more, but I do have left over fabric and am thinking of covering the school logo and making it into a an unusual fashion top.

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    Aug 23, 2013, 09.07 AMby sekhriou rékia

    Merci pour cette technique parfait

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    Aug 22, 2013, 05.52 PMby Ernie Kocats

    Hey, left post elsewhere about photography credit question, and HERE it is! Good on you! Also thrilled to see you are the maker of one of my fave dresses (the ribcage one in your avatar). A lot of sewing is making good fabric choices (placement, texture) and you’ve got that down cold. Thanks

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      Aug 22, 2013, 06.08 PMby MegH

      Thanks again!! I agree, it doesn’t just take good construction skills to make a successful garment. A level of design and fabric awareness is key. Appreciate your feedback!

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    Aug 22, 2013, 02.15 PMby Denise Wild

    You are one foxy lady, missy! And your hair looks awesome! Oh yeah, cool outfit, too… ;)

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      Aug 22, 2013, 05.24 PMby MegH

      Thanks girl!

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    Aug 21, 2013, 10.49 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Wow! Fantastic! Love the fabric :)

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      Aug 22, 2013, 05.25 PMby MegH

      Thanks so much!! I love the fabric as well, wish I had more.

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    Aug 21, 2013, 01.40 AMby kisses

    Love it…the fabric is to die for

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      Aug 21, 2013, 05.06 AMby MegH

      Thanks, and yes the fabric is gorgeous!

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    Aug 20, 2013, 08.32 PMby papermothballvintage

    Its really cool!

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      Aug 20, 2013, 08.41 PMby MegH

      Thank you!

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    Aug 20, 2013, 07.38 PMby caireen

    That’s just totally awesome.

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      Aug 20, 2013, 07.57 PMby MegH

      Haha thanks!

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    Aug 20, 2013, 07.36 PMby liliv-1

    It’s great!

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      Aug 20, 2013, 07.56 PMby MegH

      Thanks so much!

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    Aug 20, 2013, 06.37 PMby MandieW

    The leather band is such a fun touch, and I like how the shiny fabric makes it look a little futuristic.

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      Aug 20, 2013, 07.36 PMby MegH

      Thanks! Yes I love anything that looks futuristic.

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