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Coat's and Clark 2nd Annual Competition at KSU

Added Feb 2, 2010

by itssimplyche...

Kent, Ohio, Unit...




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This project was a competition for KSU sophomores through seniors (I am a junior). We were given 5 yards of fabric and 4 yards of trim and told to use as much as possible of both, making an outfit in 18 hours. My inspiration came mostly from the trim, because it is very similar to something i would choose for myself. The trim was originally 3 studs wide with extra leather on the sides. When i made the strap i cut it to be one stud wide, and there was extra unstudded leather that i had cut off. I decided to use it as a detail in the band by cutting it into strips and attaching it. Thanks to this competition i won an internship here at burda style!!!

Material Notes

The body of the dress is made from 100 percent cotton quilting fabric and the trim is leather with metal studs.




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    Feb 9, 2010, 02.40 PMby corduroycoat

    Very nice! I love the contrast of the the studded leather against the drapey feminine cut of the mermaid printed cotton! Congrats on the internship, it’s well deserved!

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    Feb 2, 2010, 11.54 PMby captainkitsch

    congrats!!! this is so cool. are those mermaids on the fabric?

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      Feb 3, 2010, 07.07 AMby itssimplychelsea

      yep, when i first saw the fabric i was like, wow that’s a half naked girl.. wait a minute.. are those mermaids?! i was pretty excited. mine was (i think) the best fabric in the bunch!

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    Feb 2, 2010, 04.48 PMby msgems

    I love the shape of this! Did you make the pattern too? Good luck on your internship. :-)

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      Feb 2, 2010, 05.00 PMby itssimplychelsea

      thank you!! i did make a pattern with it. i draped it originally, because i feel like it’s easier to create a better fitting pattern for things with that method.

      its pretty funny actually, originally i didn’t intend for a band to be underneath the bust, but the skirt was REALLY short, so i added it, and that’s now my favorite part of the dress!!

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      Feb 2, 2010, 05.15 PMby msgems

      ha ha.. accidents sometimes turn out to be really good, the band does look intentional like it was meant to be.. :-)

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    Feb 2, 2010, 03.21 PMby cquinn13

    it’s beautiful! great job!

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    Feb 2, 2010, 01.44 AMby nenasew

    Super cute. Love what u came up with. I like the trim too.

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    Feb 2, 2010, 01.24 AMby balduffington

    Nice dress and good luck on your internship!

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