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Fortuny Inspired Beaded Medley

I purchased the fortuny inspired fabric in Korea on a business trip.  The dress design came to me when I draped the fabric over a dress form and let my imagination go.

I was on a business trip in Korea when I was surprised to come across fortuny inspired satin.  I never quite knew what to do with it, until I found an old beaded jacket at a goodwill store that was falling apart and inspiration hit me.  With the help of my dress form, I created this one shoulder design by draping the fabric on the bias and finishing the neck and armhole with the recycled beading. 

The purse design came from a threads magazine and a plethora of scraps from my mom’s house.  The shawl is created from silk chiffon and satin, with trim from the recycled jacket.


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  1. kmegamom | | #1

    This is an absolutely BEAUTIFUL array of designs! The fabric is great and the purse is stunning!

  2. 4mythreads | | #2

    This is beautiful. Love your design style.

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    Muffin58 | | #3

    Absolutely gorgeous, and excellent recycling! Congrats!!

  4. heidifp | | #4

    gorgeous work! love the assymetrical design and the fabric drapes beautifully. wish i could touch it, i love to test the hand. just a habit! lol

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