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Fancy Fabric Challenge

Steppin’ Out

Dress is of silk satin which I dyed and then air-brushed to add other colors and pearlesence.  Made for our local Wearable Art Show.

Dress was created for our local Wearable Art Show.  The theme was “Feast Your Eyes”, so I wanted a fabric that was truly wonderful!

I chose this pattern because of its lovely lines.  It is from Vogue, but the bodice is pretty much totaly changed.  I removed all the draping and a lot of surface stitching.

I dyed the fabric a bright pink, and then air-brushed shades of blue, fuchsia, and violet along with pearlized gold to make it totally unique.  I had to cut the skirt pieces prior to doing the air-brushing so we could be sure that the colors went where we wanted them. The Vogue pattern made no logical accommodation to height.  I had to re-design the skirt pieces in order to keep the proportion and the drape.

The dress is wonderful to wear – swingy, clingy, and great to dance in.  It is also very flattering.

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  1. Clarasita | | #1

    This is awesome and truly a feast for the eyes. I love your attention to the dying painting aspect and how the colors and drape enhance each other. You and your partner must have been the stars of the show.

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    ghis | | #2

    Great work,you deserve all my compliments.Showing less skin would have made the look more discret.GHIS

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