Water Lillies

1 Dec

I finally finished this dress!  I say finally not because I was strapped for time, or it was that labour intensive (which it was a little), but because I went to the fabric store three times before I remembered to buy black serger thread, which is, of course, what I went there for in the first place.  All three times.  Seriously am I getting senile?  I hear older people talking about  how they went upstairs to get something and then forgot what they went up to get and I’m like ‘oh don’t worry I do that all the time’.

I made this one out of an a sarong someone gave me a long time ago.  I like the idea that the fabric has been to warm and sunny places.  I think that’s the reason I like vintage so much, I love to imagine all the places that a garment has been and all the things it has seen.  This one is a little big in the bust for me so I am releasing it Etsy in the hopes that some more well endowed gal will take it home and love it.  This will be the first dress I post on Etsy, and if someone buys it the first dress I sell as a graduated fashion designer.  Exciting!

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7 Responses to “Water Lillies”

  1. Victoria Rickert December 10, 2011 at 11:04 am #

    Love the dress and fabric. And congratulations as a graduated design student.

  2. Mary December 10, 2011 at 11:27 am #

    What a beautiful dress-that fabric is awesome.

  3. Jamie December 10, 2011 at 1:02 pm #

    I absolutely love the dress, you did a great job on it!

  4. Tia Dia December 11, 2011 at 4:57 pm #

    It’s beautiful! I have been given several saris, and think your used of a sarong for this dress is good inspiration for making up a dress from the saris.

  5. justineabbitt December 13, 2011 at 11:08 pm #

    You did a lovely job. Id love to check out your dress on Etsy. Thanks for participating at Sew& Tell Saturday.

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