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Alabama Studio Style Tank Dress

Added Feb 25, 2010

by shelly-spidel

Florence, Alabam...






This project was inspired by Alabama Studio Style. I used Angie’s Fall Stencil and the tank dress pattern from the book, combining reverse applique and relief applique for depth and texture. This dress is my entry for the Alabama Studio Style contest.

Material Notes

When I heard about the contest, I immediately ordered some fabric and have basically been working on the dress non-stop for the past 2 weeks. Here’s the process for making the dress.

First, I printed the Angie’s Fall Stencil provided by Alabama Chanin and cut out my own stencil from plastic stencil film.
Next, I used fabric paint to apply the stencil over the entire top layer (nude) of the dress. The bottom layer of the dress is white (you can see it through the reverse appliques.)
I stitched most all of the stenciled images. Due to time constraints, you’ll notice there are a few areas that were overlooked :)
I cut out some of the stencil, to reveal the white underlayer.
Finally, I used the relief applique technique from the book on the larger shapes.




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    Feb 27, 2010, 03.44 AMby veryprairie

    Beautiful work! The subtle colors show off all those intricate details and are so pretty on you. Good luck in the contest!

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    Feb 26, 2010, 01.50 PMby fabricaddict

    beautiful! and wow amazing detail!

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    Feb 26, 2010, 04.45 AMby carolyn-s

    Wow. Gorgeous dress, and I love the stitching around the neckline. The appliques and details are divine.

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    Feb 25, 2010, 08.42 PMby smallone

    woah! this is pretty amazing…looks like a ton of work :)

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    Feb 25, 2010, 06.52 PMby sew-fabulous

    Very pretty..

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    Feb 25, 2010, 01.31 PMby Regina Moore

    Very nice! Love the color combination and the dress fits great!

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    Feb 25, 2010, 08.34 AMby keren

    beautiful! I love the colors and the applique pattern. Looks great!

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    Feb 25, 2010, 04.48 AMby amisha

    wow! incredible that you finished this in 2 weeks! it is beautiful and looks great on you!

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    Feb 25, 2010, 03.39 AMby sigrid

    Superlative! It fits you so well too.

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    Feb 25, 2010, 03.30 AMby duckieugling

    GORGEOUS!!!! way to go!

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    Feb 25, 2010, 03.03 AMby misslivia

    What an amazing amount of detail, it is just lovely!

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    Feb 25, 2010, 02.41 AMby corduroycoat

    Wow, the detail in this dress is stunning. What a gorgeous piece!

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    Feb 25, 2010, 02.34 AMby Martha Haynes

    Very nice job. It looks great.

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    Feb 25, 2010, 02.18 AMby freakusbzzz

    looks like lots of effort went into this

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