Thursday, March 31, 2011

Inspiration: Dandelions

I am so very excited to be able to share an almost completed 3rd piece for my Senior Fashion Line. (If you missed them you can see the concept design and 2nd gown.) Last night I did some major work and am only left with a few adjustments. I fell in love with this dandelion print and thought it gave a great retro with a modern twist vibe... This dress might be one of my entry pieces for the Project Runway Event I'm involved with on Friday! (Thoughts?)

This is when the buckram was added for the skirt in order to make it poof out.

I am pretty much obsessed with visible zippers right now.

I then added a dandelion fabric skirt over the buckram - ballgown anyone?

I'm really excited to find projects for the 18" I cut off the bottom! Now the dress is just about tea length and will be complete as soon as I sew the fabric skirt onto the bodice and buckram.

The back is probably my favorite part. Also - if you are feeling inspired at all there is a sale on cotton prints over at!!!

It looks like dandelions are inspiring everyone - here are some of my favorite dandelion items from Etsy...

EarlyBright has this fabulous necklace in store - so precious.

These Dandelion stud earrings are just lovely and delicate from Lana0Crystal.

You've got to click on this photo so you can see what these little votives look like all lit up - fabulous from wapa.


  1. The dress looks absolutely fantastic!! :)

  2. That dress is AWESOME!!!! you are so talented! Love the wish necklace too. Her shop is darling.

  3. I'm totally jealous of your mad sewing skills! That dress is fabulous! Popping by from the TT&J weekend wrap-up.

  4. That is cute! Love the fabric. The leftovers would make a cute table runner. Visiting from Show and Tell at Blue Cricket.
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  5. Project Runway???? I LOVE THAT SHOW!!!!! Awesome dress!!!!

    I'd love for you to link this up to my new link party, Your Whims Wednesday!

  6. Love it... I think the zipper is my favorite too! Way to go! :)


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