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20s inspired flapper dress - Help for Heroes event

Added Aug 30, 2014

by Irina Schwab

Aylesbury, Unite...






I made this dress especially for the local WW1 commemorative event.

The dress is pretty simple, what makes it different and interesting is the beading design / detail. The dress was originally made from white viscose, which I hand dyed with Dylon in dark green.

It was my intention to combine the military, stern colour and the glamour of the 20s. Think flapper dress, think Charleston.

Most of the beading on the dress is applied by hand, bead by bead and sequin by sequin apart from the string sequins.

I have used quite a few of the motifs of the 20s clothing.

Worn with: vintage gold leather shoes; In some photographs Jones Bootmaker platform shoes; hand crafted green stone silver ring. And something you cannot see: perfume I chose for this outfit is Balenciaga 10. Avenue George V.
Photographs were taken at the Watermead commemorative event. Poppies hand painted bags by LavinExclusive on easy.com; Poppy leather necklace: Maria Antonescu. Own framed photograph and clothing

More on my blog www.dreamdressuk.com

Material Notes

viscose, fabric dye, sequins, lace




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type

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    Aug 31, 2014, 04.37 PMby liliv-1

    very artsy and the color is superb!

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    Aug 31, 2014, 04.29 PMby yenny lee


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      Aug 31, 2014, 06.10 PMby Irina Schwab

      Thank you, Yenny, However my creations will never come anywhere near your works of art!

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      Aug 31, 2014, 09.21 PMby yenny lee

      Thank you Irina :D lets grow together ya..:)

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    Aug 31, 2014, 07.40 AMby libra-s

    This is very pretty!! Love the details!

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      Aug 31, 2014, 07.53 AMby Irina Schwab

      Thank you very much, libra

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    Aug 30, 2014, 07.15 PMby IDia

    Realy nice dress, Im not a 20s fan but I LOVE the details on dress and color ITS great! Ps . Burda site have for longer time this problem , your project will appear after few hours after YOU publish it! I got used to this, they had so many problems lately that it seams we only had to get used to it :-)))

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    Aug 30, 2014, 07.07 PMby Irina Schwab

    Dear Burdastyle. The site is playing up again. I cannot see the project anywhere apart from a link in a friend’s comment. When I click on it there are no previous comments, no views. Strange!

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    Aug 30, 2014, 06.33 PMby Irina Schwab

    Project gone again unless accessed from my friend’s comment link. The number of views keeps resetting and it has been deleted from Projects page. Is everyone experiencing the same issue, I wonder?!

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    Aug 30, 2014, 06.19 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very interesting piece of art! You have done a great job with this one!

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      Aug 30, 2014, 06.31 PMby Irina Schwab

      Thank you, Ellen. I can see your comment and I can also see the project now :-)

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    Aug 30, 2014, 06.12 PMby Irina Schwab

    Oh, I have just published it and it disappeared!

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