"Bright Patches" is a lovely silk halter-back evening dress by Lynne Bruning.
Gorgeous, yes? Now look closely. Notice anything...?
Now why would we ask such a question? 
Remember, Aniomagic is about stylishly blending electronics with fashion.
After studying this project, you'll be able to dramatically reach for your dress to change songs on your iPod/iPhone.

Photography | Carl Snider
Fashion | Lynne Bruning
Model | Dallas
MUA | Courtney Snider  


Step 1: Ingredients

  • a fabulous dress, sweater, coat, or jacket 
  • some bias tubes to route and insulate the conductive thread
  • some extra fabric to match and compliment your garment
 Could you maybe add some notes to some of the photos to show us where in the dress the ipod and switches are? I'm lost in steps 5 and 6, it's hard to tell where on the garment you're working. I'm curious! =]
I've added some notes to the pictures in steps 1, 5-7. The remote is sewn into the tail end of the dress, and the ipod sits in a pocket sewn into the lining at the small of the back.
 Cool, thanks!
Wow, I am impressed - but I still can't see where the ipod is hidden or where the controls are.   I imagine the dance partner could accidentally change the tune as well? 
The controls are at the tail end of the dress; she's holding it up in the picture. The ipod is tucked into a small pocket in the lining at her back.<br /> <br /> Yes, anyone can change your tunes... first though, they'd &nbsp;have to try and grab hold of your dress train as you breeze through.
&nbsp;what if she steps on the controler or someone else does?<br /> its a very good idea, but the controller should be more easily accessed. its like as a man bending down and pressing ur shoe to change songs when the ipod is in ur pocket. something closer to the head would be ideal.&nbsp;
Very nice! Sorry if I missed this but would the person be wearing headphones or what?<br />
Yes she would... the earphone jewelry was not yet available at the time of this shoot. &nbsp;We're working on it, seriously.
sweetness awaits your aural cavities.<br /> patience.<br />
&nbsp;Very pretty result! My big issue with a lot of wearable tech is that it looks a little too sci-fi for me, but this is beautiful!
thanks jessratfink!&nbsp; <br /> <br /> Aniomagic is so high fashion you would think they have a degree in garment construction instead of PhDs in computer science.<br />
&nbsp;This dress is so beautiful and then you go an add an ipod and make it outstanding! :D Very cool! Thumbs up!!!
Thank you! Lynne's a great designer.
I LOVE this! Brilliant!<br />
&nbsp;Why thank you! Wearable electronics should always look fashionable. :-)

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