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Wanderlusting Sailor Dress

Added Feb 18, 2013

by melonhead

Roanoke, Indiana...






Lately I’ve really been inspired by anything that has to do with sailing. This may have something to do with watching Master and Commander and constantly looking at Arthur Rackham beach illustrations. I’ve been thinking of what a woman sailor would look like and how one could transfer that same nautical/sailor theme mixed with a soft feminine look. I’ve been playing with this idea a lot and I’m hoping to do a lot more with this idea.

I made the dress using Vogue’s Rebecca Taylor 1152 pattern with my own minor design adjustments. I’ve used this pattern multiple times and I love how easy of a dress it is and yet it still looks intricate. The only changes I made was making ti sleeveless, and a more exaggerated asymmetrical skirt. I made the shoulder epaulets by cutting out felt and then hot gluing gold trim and tassels onto it.

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Material Notes

Woven fabric, elastic, interfacing, invisible zipper, hot glue gun, felt, tassels and other designed trims.




Garment Type
Military, Romantic

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    Mar 9, 2013, 10.57 AMby infinite-plus-one

    wow, this must be the prettiest dress ever,i’m in love!

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    Feb 19, 2013, 03.33 PMby pampula

    Beautiful as always! I love especially your inspiration and idea of combining delicate an feminine style to nautical theme, I’m really looking forward your future projects!

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    Feb 18, 2013, 06.32 PMby dvinare

    deep ah! can’t breath after seeing all your designs, you are so talented!

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    Feb 18, 2013, 09.00 AMby Mary Athey

    Just lovely are.fab as well x

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      Feb 18, 2013, 02.31 PMby melonhead

      Thank you Mary!

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    Feb 18, 2013, 02.56 AMby eddalind

    Beautiful like all of your creations I have seen

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      Feb 18, 2013, 02.31 PMby melonhead

      Thank you!

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