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Fairytale Serpent Gown

Added Aug 17, 2009

by apvolek21

Nashville, Tenne...






This was my final for my Surface Design II class. I wanted to make an evening gown depicting my love for snakes and to try to dispel the common myths about them. I initially used a pattern from Burda the Heidi Gown Variation and it looked like the most miserable dress I’ve ever seen so instead I used the top from a Simplicity pattern and the bottom from a vogue pattern. It is all fabric that I hand dyed, embroidered, and screen printed.

Material Notes

Bodice & Underskirt: Silk/Rayon Charmeuse blend
Skirt Overlay: 100% Soft Silk Organza
Red Accents: !00% Silk Organza
All screen prints are designed by me




Garment Type
Evening Wear
Organza, Rayon, Silk

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    Aug 28, 2009, 03.07 AMby stephaniemorgan


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    Aug 23, 2009, 01.42 AMby apvolek21

    Thanks everyone! I studied fibers at Tennessee Tech’s Craft Center. It’s an amazing place and some wonderful artists teach there. This was my project for and independent study in surface design that I had to dream up from scratch. I will get another picture up of the embroidery detail (it’s more of just hand stitching with embroidery thread) and the snake pattern.

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    Aug 18, 2009, 07.20 PMby jeniva

    Wow Love the dress and great pic

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    Aug 17, 2009, 02.40 PMby andycandy

    CUTE. was just wondering where you took your Surface Design class!? In terms of a certain study?

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    Aug 17, 2009, 01.45 PMby lenarrrd

    Stunning :) and yay snakes! They’re not so bad. The colours look fab.

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    Aug 17, 2009, 11.53 AMby anajan

    Gorgeous! Love the red sash.

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    Aug 17, 2009, 07.51 AMby korpfan


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    Aug 17, 2009, 06.57 AMby pixelink

    wonderfully creative!

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    Aug 17, 2009, 05.14 AMby janintx

    It’s a beautiful gown, but would love to see a close-up of the embroidery and screen printing!

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    Aug 17, 2009, 04.54 AMby livc

    this is a beautiful dress and the amazing photography doesn’t hurt :)

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