To Tie For

Added Sep 27, 2012

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Carlisle, United...

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Description

When I was at uni I discovered the work of Lucy Orta; one of the things she did was take items from charity shops, such as ties and zips, and make them into other things such as bags and skirts. Inspired by this I made a tie skirt but long ago it went the way of all good things (to the rag bag.) The other day when I was charity shop shopping I found some lovely patterned ties and decided I would make another version. This time though I’ve made the ties into a dress, using an old vest top to make the top section. The ties naturally add shape to the dress and a lace trim hides a multitude of sins!

Material Notes

Ties, vest, lace

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bohemian, Casual, Geek, Other, Romantic
Material
Knits/Jersey, Silk

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    Sep 28, 2012, 09.40 AMby zetinja

    Love the idea! I think i’ll try to make something like this myself.

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    Sep 27, 2012, 08.30 PMby Mary Athey

    very interesting creative and unusual x

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      Sep 28, 2012, 07.15 AMby stars

      Thank you, I really like the mix of colours and patterns on these ties and I’m pleased with how it’s turned out.

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