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Graffiti Goes Glam

Added Dec 4, 2012

By MegH

Toronto, Canada






I had the opportunity to choose a lovely printed Spoonflower fabric for my next project. I had such a hard time choosing!! So many awesome and funky prints, and naturally I had to pick one with limegreen in it. I really took a liking to this collection of prints entitled Mean Streets, which are manipulated photographs of graffiti. I ended up going with the fabric Hip Hop Scotch in cotton silk, I loved the color combinations and the checkerboard effect.

Now that I had an AWESOME fabric to work with, I needed a pattern to finish the job! I knew I wanted to make a dress, so I decided to make the Jackie Dress which is a variation project from the new book BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern. Using the Louisa Drop-Waist Dress base pattern, I followed the simple instructions in the book to draft and sew this Jacqueline Kennedy inspired dress. I really like how the classic silhouette and style of the dress contrast with the urban and funky print.

It turned out so well, and I can’t wait to wear it!

Material Notes

Printed cotton silk




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Mar 26, 2013, 07.44 PMby lelie

    What a great dress! It looks gorgeous on you!

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    Dec 5, 2012, 02.47 PMby swiergoszm

    I like your funky style.

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    Dec 4, 2012, 10.51 PMby Mary Athey

    Its gorgeous and the fabrics beautiful x

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      Dec 4, 2012, 10.51 PMby MegH


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