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I've wanted to make a dress out of ties for a long time. But I've seen clothes made out of ties- and they're sort of cool, but you ...
Pretty much every thrift store has these. Try to get the 100% silk ones. Alternately, have someone with a lot of ties purge their closet. I used eight ...
Fabric harvesting- pull them apart down the long seam using a seam ripper.
I wanted the patterns on mine to be a bit subtler... so I stuck them in a dye bath and tried to dye them black. They were pretty ...
Press the ties open, widening your strips of silk fabric.
Lay out the ties in the arrangement you want. (I took out some of the ties shown in this picture.)
Sew all of the ties together from the base to the top, with a few exceptions: In the center back, only sew it up 18" from the hemline ...
Put the dress on a dressform, or (if, like me, you don't have one) put it on yourself- in which case, ask a friend to do the pinning ...
Sew up the raw edges anywhere they're left around the dress. Sew a bar across the top of the center back seam to secure it.
Slip it over your head and tie it around your neck! The ends of the ties should fan out behind your neck.
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