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Wood-panelled dress

Added Jul 19, 2010

by loversandhaters

Edmonton, Canada






I’d been thinking about designing a dress with woodgrain-printed fabric for awhile. The idea to make the dress actually resemble a piece of furniture came to me while flipping through an IKEA catalogue. I wanted something white…with inset wood panels…and maybe some wooden knobs. With the addition of the lampshade, my transformation was complete.

Material Notes

cotton, wooden buttons




Garment Type

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    Aug 11, 2010, 12.59 AMby tinzana

    That’s such an awesome dress! It caught my eyes immediately when I noticed it. Wanna make the same ;-) Looking forward to your other project. Good job!

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    Aug 5, 2010, 09.43 PMby marloncosta

    Love the 60`s modernist feel! Beautiful !

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    Jul 25, 2010, 01.36 PMby littlecottondresses

    Very creative & inspiring… the photography setting gives a futuristic feel which is appropriate. Nice job!

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    Jul 23, 2010, 03.37 AMby loversandhaters

    wow, thanks for all the nice comments!

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    Jul 21, 2010, 09.15 AMby humblebee

    Great idea, great dress. I love it! You hit right on the mark with the IKEA style

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    Jul 21, 2010, 03.55 AMby 6kidsathome

    gorgeous dress. very crisp and cool

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    Jul 20, 2010, 06.59 PMby paulajean

    I really dig the buttons! What a statement piece. It’s fantastic!

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    Jul 20, 2010, 05.21 PMby Ricardo Abreu

    Very vinty. I love it, the editing is super and the stylish outstanding.

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    Jul 20, 2010, 11.34 AMby sandoz18

    Amazing job! Is the dress from a pattern or self-drafted? I LOVE it, the story, the fabric, the styling, etc, etc.

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      Jul 21, 2010, 03.57 AMby loversandhaters

      aw, thanks for looking. the dress is self-drafted. i was thinking of 60s mod dresses when i was working on it.

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    Jul 20, 2010, 09.44 AMby skratchd

    OMG! i am in love with the creativeness that you have come up with. The panel in the side is a sweet surprise. I WANT IT! :-) you have inspired me

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    Jul 20, 2010, 03.15 AMby cantare

    So fun and cute! IKEA…very cool!

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    Jul 19, 2010, 10.00 PMby pixelink

    fun and creative, definitely on my “favourite frock list”!!

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    Jul 19, 2010, 08.15 PMby ashchaser

    I have one yard of this wood grain print fabric that I have been killing myself over what to make it out of- but too scared to cut it! This is very inspiring and I hope to see more of this print everywhere!

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      Jul 19, 2010, 11.20 PMby loversandhaters

      thanks! i was scared to cut into mine too, but it helped that i only needed small pieces for the panels.

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    Jul 19, 2010, 02.41 PMby tamezdc

    Very lovely. The belt is gorgeous and the back detail is pretty too.

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    Jul 19, 2010, 02.08 PMby aggelicat .)

    great concept&great photos!!

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    Jul 19, 2010, 11.41 AMby ajtak7171

    Oh my, this is super creative! I love this dress all by itself, but seeing/reading about the inspiration makes it even more fun! Congratulations!

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    Jul 19, 2010, 10.32 AMby gillthecat

    great fabric and a sharp frock

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    Jul 19, 2010, 10.08 AMby dabura

    Excellent work. well done

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    Jul 19, 2010, 10.06 AMby sabzarap

    This is a very inspiring dress! I like the wooden fabric inserts and the geometry of the dress. I also like the waisband with the wooden buttons, it gives the dress a very clean look. Greate and lovely idea ;O)

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    Jul 19, 2010, 09.20 AMby laurwyn

    This dress is gorgeous! A bit sixties like, and I love the brown little bits here and there

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    Jul 19, 2010, 09.02 AMby magdamagda

    simplicity in geometry, sharpness, crispy poses, great balance! :D

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    Jul 19, 2010, 07.08 AMby Ophelia K

    Love the idea and result!! Your project is so fun! Do you have blog? I am interested in more about your works;)

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      Jul 19, 2010, 07.17 AMby loversandhaters

      thanks, i’m so glad you like it! i don’t have a blog right now…but i’ve been reading yours! your projects are very inspiring.

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    Jul 19, 2010, 07.02 AMby norskie

    Very fun!

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    Jul 19, 2010, 06.24 AMby carolyn-s

    This is adorable. Great idea!

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    Jul 19, 2010, 05.50 AMby steph6467

    Fabulously cool!

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    Jul 19, 2010, 05.08 AMby lovemelovemyshoes

    I love this! It’s so quirky!

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