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Tessuti Awards - Spots & Stripes

Added Sep 15, 2012

by Ruffles Gazebo

Adelaide, Australia






Click to Vote -Tessuti Awards 2012

Hello all! So the last week I’ve been spending most of my time creating my entry for the 2012 Tessuti awards, Spots & Stripes! You needed to use fabric from their store, and use a combination of sports and stripes, or just one pattern. Not all my photos are uploaded yet, the lovely photographer is still going on the editing!

Your support would be appreciated __ I had so much fun making this!!

Pattern Used:

Time To Create:
14 Hours

Dress Influenced By:
Tomoko Nakamichi with his “Pattern Magic” books, and Shingo Sato and his “Transformational Reconstruction” book/videos were a huge influence in the design, as well as a mix of vintage inspired features/techniques, and of course the silhouette.

I always like to make something that’s easy to wear and fun, so naturally this comes through with a mixture of my other influences.

I feel the contrast between the fabrics, and the flared peplum style of the skirt, as well as the bold panneling, are all features that are very prominent in fashion at the moment.

Additional Information:
A big thank you to a Canberra photographer Ben Davies who I trekked up some mountains to have a very fun shoot with!

Thank you to my lovely friend who bought me my matching bow, and my other friend who lent me her shoes!

visit my blog: http://rufflesgazebo.blogspot.com.au/

Material Notes

‘The Navy Line’ French Navy/Ivory Stripe 100% Silk Twill, ‘One Line Down’ 100% Cotton Seersucker Stripe




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Other, Vintage
Cotton, Silk

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    Jan 17, 2013, 07.25 AMby nattyjane

    I love this dress!

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      Jan 18, 2013, 07.11 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

      ah thank you :) its a fav now for sure!

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    Oct 23, 2012, 12.35 AMby littleladyluxe

    This is really gorgeous, you did a fabulous job :)

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      Oct 23, 2012, 03.32 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

      thank you for your kind words! its quite the favorite of mine now :)

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    Sep 19, 2012, 07.02 AMby Shira B

    amazing! i voted :)

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    Sep 17, 2012, 09.51 PMby pixelink

    love the process, you look gorgeous, definitely have my vote!

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    Sep 17, 2012, 03.21 PMby Mary Athey

    fab dress love.it xx

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    Sep 17, 2012, 10.47 AMby freakusbzzz

    Tres chic!! Best of luck entering.

    And a very cool chicky babe too. How cool was it meeting you today. I had a great lunchies too.

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    Sep 16, 2012, 11.33 PMby BlancheOfArts

    Voted! Great job, I’m keeping my fingers crossed! ;)

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      Sep 17, 2012, 01.29 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

      woo! i thank you dearly miss Blanche!

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    Sep 16, 2012, 11.41 AMby pambox

    Gorgeous dress – I love how much you’ve played around with the spots and stripes theme and taken it in a unique direction. And that second photo is like something out of a designer catalogue, just perfect.

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    Sep 16, 2012, 04.06 AMby urbandon

    Voted! Love the dress and the Sato influence. Great photos too. All the best for the Tessuti award!

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    Sep 16, 2012, 12.18 AMby jennyrecorder

    Spectacular, certainly the most impressive entry I’ve seen this year…and beautiful to boot!

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    Sep 15, 2012, 11.53 PMby katrinahueniken

    Hats off to you for creating this! I’m thoroughly impressed :)

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    Sep 15, 2012, 11.01 PMby MissCorsetLizz

    Awesome Work!!! :-D 5 Hearts for you!!! :-D Love the influences on the design!! and progress Pics!!! :-D

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      Sep 16, 2012, 01.07 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

      woo for process!! Thanks misscoresetlizz!!

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    Sep 15, 2012, 09.35 PMby Glenville Hughes

    Lovely dress,love the style and the fabric love it, I voted 10 hearts but they would not let me so only five

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      Sep 16, 2012, 01.07 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

      oh dam :p! thanks for trying!

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    Sep 15, 2012, 07.33 PMby mwelland

    I voted! Your dress is fantastic. I love the full skirt and the way the striped pieces really accent the shape of the dress. Thanks for including the pictures of your process, too.

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      Sep 16, 2012, 01.07 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

      ah thanks! it was time consuming, but the process wasn’t too hard!

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    Sep 15, 2012, 05.59 PMby fashionfreek

    I voted. Gave it the full five hearts. Lovely dress and pics.x

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    Sep 15, 2012, 02.14 PMby Trudy McGrath

    Gave you 5/5 hearts and that is just how much I love it!!! You done an amazing job on the dress and I wish you best of luck with the competition ;) Do you have Hungarian relatives btw? just your surname sounds like Hungarian. x

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      Sep 15, 2012, 02.16 PMby Ruffles Gazebo

      haha yes! my dads hungarian! good pick! Thanks so much for your words and hearts!

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    Sep 15, 2012, 01.54 PMby hardlyangel

    This is a very cool dress! Love it!

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