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The Black Mambo Mamba goes wild! - update

Added Dec 17, 2010

by magdamagda

Romania, Romania






Thank you Jamie and Joyce for recalling the Bernina Party Through the Decades submissions in this wonderful article with a generous overview of designs and their inspiration sources! These designs didn’t fail to impress and I’m glad to be among them with The Black Mambo Mamba ! Speaking of which, what better time to get back to it and complete the possibilities to wear it?

The raindrops have been painted in metallic colours and have button holes for an ingenious make-over towards a more playful cheerful side! I had them already made when I took the first pictures but “someone” disagreed at the photo session, so that someone would better buy me a Bernina:D What do you think? Could I have done better if it had rained?;)

Another thing I like about this dress is that the neckline can be lowered or raised, front or back – in the pictures front is pinned with a brooch and back is lowered by unfastening the first pair of buttons!

Conclusions: buttons open marvellous possibilities;)

Ah! I had almost forgotten: blogged here !

Material Notes

new: metallic fabric paint




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Classic, Evening Wear, Preppy

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    Dec 31, 2010, 06.34 PMby dejanu

    I love it. You are obviously a very creative thinker. Now you’ve got me looking for tutorials on fabric painting! I have a friend who paints on fabric. She first stretches it out tight, almost like a canvas then paints. I am wondering though if I could take a ready made or vintage garment( like a slip) and paint on that. Hmmm….I’m sure there are many techniques to try :D

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      Dec 31, 2010, 07.03 PMby magdamagda

      basically get the fabric paint and follow the instructions- that’s what I did! I am too impacient to read and choose from methods on the net. But once you start I guess you’ll get curious abt other ways… these 2 projects just stirred me, I’m impacient to try more!

      if you try on a ready made make sure to perform a lil test on the inside, the sewing allowance or some place on the inside but with maximum care, detach it temporarily – the paint may spread more than you predict. I guess that’s the golden rule;)

    • My_bjork_shot_large

      Dec 31, 2010, 07.33 PMby dejanu

      Thanks for the tips!

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    Dec 18, 2010, 05.02 PMby 5294sandras

    Very nice!!

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    Dec 18, 2010, 09.49 AMby elfies

    Very original and funky ! love how small things adding completely different “touch” to this dress.

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      Dec 18, 2010, 10.04 AMby magdamagda

      I agree, a drop of colour changes everything! Thanks!

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    Dec 18, 2010, 05.22 AMby kelepso

    Very inventive. Love the removable raindrops on the buttons. You definitely should have kept them on during the photoshoot. Is the fabric a brocade?

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      Dec 18, 2010, 07.30 AMby magdamagda

      Thanks and many congrats!!! Pleased with the Bernina?

      the fabric is Chinese Brocade artificial silk – made in India:))

    • 5196510037_0646d0f80e_o_large

      Dec 18, 2010, 02.41 PMby kelepso

      Yes, it’s a beautiful fabric. I am very pleased with the Bernina and can’t wait to get my hands on it.

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    Dec 17, 2010, 02.00 PMby fashionfreek

    Its nice. I do like the raindrop idea.

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