Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Tie Dress



Finally, here are photos of the completed Tie Dress that I made for the One fashion Event (train repaired).
The top is a stole crafted from 15 silk ties with a silk lining. I scavenged the skirt from a recycled full length formal gown and modified it by making it short in front, reduced its original fullness and then attached it to the new silk corset waist. I think the overall resulting piece is quite dramatic. Since I only made it as a show piece, it's not particularly practical. Practical is boring.
The tie stole was inspired by my favorite Trashionista's blog Oustapop.

6 comments:

woof nanny said...

Great! I'll link it on my new neckties blog!
http://sewingwithneckties.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

This is a very visually interesting one-of-a kind dress. Even if it is not practical, it is amazing! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Anonymous said...

This is a very visually interesting one-of-a kind dress. Even if it is not practical, it is amazing! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Anonymous said...

This is a very visually interesting one-of-a kind dress. Even if it is not practical, it is amazing! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Penny said...

Love it!! How creative of you, I never would have guessed the stole was made of neckties!

OutsaPop said...

Wow. That´s what I´m talking about. Gorgeous dress!!! I definately disagree with Anonymous that this dress is "not practical". If you wear this to a party, everyone will notice and complement you... And I call that practical, since the dress is recycled and selfmade and not some 500 € boring mass-rag. Well done girl!