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Vitalum Vitalis

Added Jul 7, 2017

by JPGagnon

Grand Rapids, Mi...

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Description

This body con style dress was for my undergraduate senior collection called “The Grand Sabbath.” It features 9 different black fabrics used across 72 total pattern pieces. Each piece was assembled with each seam top stitched open. A cording trim was used on the side seams to stabilize the usage of stretch neoprene for a solid fit. Metal stays were used to provide support at the upper part of the dress. The pattern pieces create rune and occult symbols that the viewer must look for. The dress was inspired by the Witch’s ability to play with the forces of life and death.

Material Notes

The silk “mega” scarf used for the photoshoot and runway was hand dyed using acid dyes on silk crepe de chine.

Difficulty

Expert

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Evening Wear, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Romantic, Steampunk, Victorian

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    Jul 24, 2017, 05.35 PMby nrobson

    absolutely love the use of separate fabric pieces! beautiful work

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    Jul 8, 2017, 10.03 AMby Beccki

    Wow a lot of work but you have created a fabulous dress.

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      Jul 15, 2017, 06.49 AMby JPGagnon

      My friends in the collections class saw me draping the base pattern before cutting it into the various pieces. They thought I was absolutely insane. I’m glad I did it though! :D

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    Jul 8, 2017, 06.13 AMby Mary Athey

    Just gorgeous. The dress and scarf are fab pieces .love your photos as well x

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      Jul 15, 2017, 06.49 AMby JPGagnon

      Thanks! I thought – If we’re going to do a collection on witches.. let’s do a magick circle for the main photoshoot!

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