Introduction: Collage Dress

Inspired by the woods and the farm landscape where I was spending the summer, I set out to build an asymettrical dress that could be worn by someone like me (Curvy figure)...wanting to utilize irregular cutout shapes and reveal the body in a slightly atypical way.

Beginning with a nude stretch fabric, I built a sleeveless under-dress, draping on a dressform.  Next the fun began...  using bamboo jersey knits in white, green, and purple, I cut randomly shaped pieces of fabric and draped them (on the form) on top of the nude stretch dress.  This happened in several layers, and with the use of many many many pins.  Thousands.  I did this in chunks to keep it managable.  While the draping of the pieces happened pretty organically based on the pieces I had already cut, I did have a few ideas surrounding the

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JudeSewsSpunk (author)2017-01-13

It is beautiful

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LightsAction (author)2016-02-04

Something is wrong with the instructable. There is no information past this sentence in the "intro" step: "...I did have a few ideas surrounding the". It just cuts off right there. The .pdf had the same issue. Any chance of getting the rest of the instructable? Amazing dress!

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sarahofsydney (author)2014-09-25

This is so so gorgeous and has inspired me to make something similar! I will post a few pics when I do!! Thank you!!

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sarahofsydney (author)2014-09-25

This is so so gorgeous and has inspired me to make something similar! I will post a few pics when I do!! Thank you!!

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leono (author)2014-04-21

That was awesome

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forthegoodknight (author)leono2014-04-21

Thanks! Fun to do, more fun to wear!

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katilicous (author)2013-06-18

BEAUTIFULLY cut and sewn to perfectly fit! I love this dress. It looks like it was made when you were in a happy mood. Nice work.

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Thanks so much! It was a dress made for the sunshine and dancing. I appreciate your comment!

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sabu.dawdy (author)2013-05-28

extremely femine and elegant.. with a hint of sexiness .. simply beautiful

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billhorvath (author)2012-11-12

That is an outstanding design! Very sexy, and beautifully laid out. Excellent work!

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forthegoodknight (author)2012-03-10

Thanks for everyone's kind comments!

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TyrannosaurasRexxica (author)2011-07-15

this is absolutely gorgeous! can't believe you didn't win

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ladycroft108 (author)2011-06-24

Gorgeous! It reminds seaweed and the ocean. Really neat design!

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Ward_Nox (author)2011-06-21

seems like a good project to recycle sooem scrap fabric with

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squeakykeek (author)2011-06-15

That is an amazing dress! You have my vote.

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Very Interesting (author)2011-06-15

Very nice dress!

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