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free wrap dress

Added Jan 12, 2010

by ledthread

Brooklyn, New Yo...






this mess of a dress is just as beautiful and complicated as you. and i mean that in a good way of course.

i made this one for myself for my 30th bday. i want to make you one, too.

many ways to wear, i show you my two favorites here: open loose avant yohji way, or tied-up secretary style.

get in over your head (dress goes on over your head).
pleated sliced belt thing with gold chiffon layer peaking out of the slices.
long ties around the waist to do as you will, and pull in the front panel ‘wrap’ part.
pleats at sleeve cap.
asymmetrical hem, randomly gathered shape.
asymmetrical back panel.
long ties at neck: loose, wrapped, bowed or knotted.
baby hems and french seams throughout.

made here with black china silk with gold chiffon accents.
other fabrics in stock for no additional cost, please inquire.
i can source pretty much any color you want, with custom pricing.

in your ‘message to seller’ please include your bust, waist, and hip measurements, your height, as well as any special fitting issues you may have.


questions? click here:http://www.etsy.com/convo_new.php?to_username=ledthread

ps. please read my shop policies for details on make time, shipping, etc.http://www.etsy.com/shop_policy.php?user_id=5709043

This product is for sale
By ledthread at http://www.etsy.com/shop/ledthread

Material Notes

black china silk & gold silk chiffon




Garment Type
Evening Wear, Rock

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    Jan 18, 2010, 09.28 PMby urbanphase

    I think this dress is a work of art! wearable, edgy, magnificent! Would be a MASSIVE hit in Britain! :) Very All Saints/ Vivienne Westwood

    You’re a very talented person! I’m jealous :) x

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    Jan 18, 2010, 09.14 PMby tallykay

    To be honest i think this dress looks witchy… but I can see that it takes talant to make this. Let me ask..who would wear this out on a date?

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    Jan 16, 2010, 04.23 AMby ledthread

    thanks for all your comments, ladies! in it’s first iteration, there was a lot more gold, but it was too ‘late liz taylor’ so i had to keep going with the design… that’s how all my most interesting projects go: a basic idea that i think is fabulous, but then when i get elbow-deep i have to keep messing things up until it gets interesting.

    and, sorry about the black, but it was MY birthday party, and it was in a dungeon-y cellar, and black is really the only appropriate thing to wear in that situation! i lightened the photos as much as i could to show detail (notice how ghostly white i am? that’ not cuz it’s winter, that’s cuz of photoshop ;)

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    Jan 16, 2010, 02.29 AMby nuiwida23

    What a magnificent work of art! In Hillary-speak, I would call this very witchy (and yes, that’s a compliment!). I wish I had the ability to create something without having “perfection” in mind, because the result is an amazingly cool/crazy dress. Bravo!

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    Jan 15, 2010, 08.35 PMby foxyroxy

    It hard to see the details.

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    Jan 15, 2010, 01.12 PMby tonierenee

    Maybe it’s my computer’s monitor, but because the fabric is so dark, I can’t see the details. What I can see is very nice. I just can’t tell if it’s something for me. I hope that when showing clothing, the color and texture of the fabric’s photographic quality are considered. It’s just like on tv, the colors of the walls and decor don’t always come through and some really beautiful things are lost on the viewer at home.

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      Jan 16, 2010, 03.18 AMby camilaustral

      i agree, can’t see it right…

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    Jan 15, 2010, 07.32 AMby freaky-philomeen

    Such a wonderful dress and it suits you very well! You seem to have lots of fantasy. I love the mysterious touch of it.

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    Jan 15, 2010, 01.34 AMby aliish

    Wow girl, this dress is WILD, great job!

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    Jan 15, 2010, 12.15 AMby melonhead

    I am in love this dress. It’s so refreshing and beautiful.

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    Jan 14, 2010, 09.13 AMby barkcloth

    It is very difficult to see how the dress is worn or made on the pictures.

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    Jan 13, 2010, 11.22 PMby Jacqueline Kellly

    Really beautiful and creative. I love when the looks are kinda messy. So fun! I do wish the back wasn’t so plain, though. =/ I also wish it wasn’t so expensive… =D

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    Jan 13, 2010, 04.39 PMby smvphotography

    soooooo beautiful. destructed looking. so precious looking with the delicate gold detail. i’d love to hear more about the construction – maybe i will soon? congrats!

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    Jan 13, 2010, 10.45 AMby swingtag

    I love how you’ve come up with something completely different from the orignal pattern. Looks fantastic and I’d buy it if I had the money!!

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    Jan 12, 2010, 06.27 PMby frkbustad

    It’s gorgeous! I love garments like this, although I sometimes find them difficult to wear. Maybe because it’s more like art???

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    Jan 12, 2010, 01.35 PMby carottesauvage

    waow amazing! The fabric looks scrumptious and the attention to details is amazing-I especially like the bow tied version (for the days I would -notionally-strangle myself in style…complicated),I thought you meant ‘free’ wrap dress as to give away for free….got too excited! :)

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    Jan 12, 2010, 06.51 AMby gillthecat

    W O W if i had the money, id so buy this, blinking wonderful,, sooooooooooo stylish aaaaaaaarrrrrrggggggggggggggggh,, my head just exploded in sheer envy,, ,,, jees a lot of talent in one body

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    Jan 12, 2010, 06.43 AMby ninaribena

    OH {SIGH}… magnificent. It is every bit as complicated as me! And so very beautiful. I love it worn both ways.

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