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Hand painted silk summer dress

Added Jan 6, 2011

by Adriana Orozco

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Yesterday, I finish my first proyect of this year. This is a hand painted dress in silk. Even the lining is hand painted. It is going to be worn at a cruise dinner, so….I use the colors of the sea on the hem line, going softly all the way to the neck that is finish with a big necklace made of turquoises. I am happy to see how the colors came along!!!

Material Notes

100 silk satin chiffon, and 100 silk charmeusse for the lining, natural made dyes.




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    Dec 12, 2011, 11.53 PMby sala22

    Wow, its so stunning, I’d feel like a mermaid wearing that!

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    Feb 3, 2011, 06.24 PMby Helen Iosipitsa

    Hello, and thank you so much for answering me. So the wedding will be summer, I’m 40 years old and I prefer a long dress but not too tight on the body that no longer quite so thin. I am small in stature and do not know how to look good :( :"> thank you again

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    Feb 2, 2011, 07.04 PMby Helen Iosipitsa

    I am a small woman(I mean 1.50m) and I need a dress to go to a wedding. I can not decide which model to dress and what material. I wonder what you think would be best for me? I have no inspiration … thank you

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      Feb 2, 2011, 11.13 PMby Adriana Orozco

      Wow!!! that is difficult!!! because I do not know your age, style, taste…..just give me a hint please…..also…will it be spring, summer , fall or winter when you wear this dres???

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    Feb 2, 2011, 03.03 PMby Helen Iosipitsa

    Hi, I want to ask for advice about a dress that I must do, is it possible? I have not worked for years and I forgot some things. thank you :d

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      Feb 2, 2011, 06.34 PMby Adriana Orozco

      If I can help you…..I will be glad!!!

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    Feb 1, 2011, 08.11 PMby Helen Iosipitsa

    I love it, gorgeous dress, but why not put a photo “on the back”?

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      Feb 2, 2011, 03.44 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you!!!! and about the back….I am sure I have a picture….will try to upload it!!!

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    Jan 9, 2011, 03.25 AMby sandoz18

    Beyond gorgeous!

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      Jan 9, 2011, 12.57 PMby Adriana Orozco

      I am glad that you like it!! thank you!!

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    Jan 8, 2011, 04.52 PMby milkyway

    I adore all your work, is so exquisit!!! c´ magnific!! Bravo!!

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    Jan 8, 2011, 10.47 AMby pambox

    wow. i’m lost for words.

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    Jan 8, 2011, 05.39 AMby shahidahcarr

    pretty colors and flow of the dress! great job! pattern please?!

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      Jan 8, 2011, 04.11 PMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you so much!!! The pattern is so easy!!! but I do not know how to send patterns here….do… I will find a way….

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    Jan 7, 2011, 02.35 PMby strawberrydestruction

    Beautiful! Definitely cruise material, it flows and is sea foam colored. Great job!

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    Jan 7, 2011, 01.50 PMby Lucia Rotundu

    Wonderful colors and a beautiful dress…!!!

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      Jan 8, 2011, 01.50 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Lucia, I am happy that you like it. Best regards.

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    Jan 7, 2011, 08.20 AMby zaarissima

    beautiful color nuances – soft flowing – really beautiful! I love the wunderful finish with the big necklace!

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      Jan 8, 2011, 01.51 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Well zaarissima…..it is funny, because the dress is so light, and the necklace is so heavy!!! but together I also think that they look well. Thank you so much for your comment.

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    Jan 7, 2011, 04.21 AMby Zane Tanqueco

    very lovely dress! i’m sure you’ll catch everyone’s attention!=)

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      Jan 8, 2011, 01.52 AMby Adriana Orozco

      THank you Zane!!! but…..it is not for me…….

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    Jan 7, 2011, 03.06 AMby kelepso

    Wow! How’d you paint that? You are going to be the “belle of the ball”; the “diva at the dinner”. You know what a mean. Beautiful, beautiful dress!!!

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      Jan 8, 2011, 01.54 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you kelepso!!! the painting it is……quite a laborious job….specially that I use natural colors, so it is not easy at all!!! I started to make a tutorial, but….they are so many steps that I gave up!!! may be next time I will continue with the pictures!!!

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      Jan 8, 2011, 02.06 AMby kelepso

      I can imagine the amount of work required to achieve those results. Maybe next time for the tutorial. Don’t pressure yourself.

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    Jan 7, 2011, 12.08 AMby libra-s

    I love your hand-painted fabric and matching necklace! Fabulous!

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    Jan 6, 2011, 08.39 PMby fashionfreek

    Very creative. Lovely.x

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      Jan 8, 2011, 01.55 AMby Adriana Orozco

      wow!!! that is nice word, thank you!!

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    Jan 6, 2011, 07.55 PMby Gabriele Yorlano

    Beautiful, love the color!

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      Jan 8, 2011, 01.56 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you my dear gabriele, I am happy that you like it!!

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    Jan 6, 2011, 07.11 PMby domestic-divaonline

    Stunning color! Did you sew fishing line into the hem? Beautiful work as usual. Yesterday I bought embroidery floss and I’m hoping to post a new shirt using your faggotting technique. I’m going to call it the Adriana shirt!

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      Jan 8, 2011, 01.57 AMby Adriana Orozco

      My dear friend…….silly woman!!! you made my eyes watery by the fact that you are putting my name in your new creation……thank you……and yes, I did put fishing line into the hem. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

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    Jan 6, 2011, 05.42 PMby momsgotanewhobby

    Really beautiful Adriana, love the coloring and it looks like it will be comfortable and flowing. Perfect.

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      Jan 8, 2011, 01.58 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Hi my friend!!! you are right, it is a very very confortable dress, and light and flowy…..I am glad you like it!!!

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    Jan 6, 2011, 05.22 PMby lyudmyla

    How this beautiful !!! :))) Wow !!! Adriana, elegant work, so you are very good master, now I understand why you need millinery flowers :))

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      Jan 8, 2011, 01.59 AMby Adriana Orozco

      My dear lyudmyta!!! this coment coming from you…..I apreciate very much!!! thank you !!!!

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    Jan 6, 2011, 04.06 PMby Ralf Schmitz

    this is adorable! and the colors came out so beautifully! you did a wonderful job again! what a start for this new year!

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      Jan 8, 2011, 02.00 AMby Adriana Orozco

      My darling friend, allways so kind with your comments. Thank you and……warm regards from……cold San Jose, Costa Rica….brrrrrrr

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    Jan 6, 2011, 02.36 PMby machelefranklin

    Beautiful colours !

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