Well-Placed Accents

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This dress is finished just in time for the warm weather in the northeastern US this week! The fabric started out the lime green color, then I tie-dyed it blue, leaving some lime green as an embellishment. I like the way it turned out.

Back view.  If it look a little off, that's because the form is bigger than me, so the dress does not zip up all the way.

Back view. If it look a little off, that’s because the form is bigger than me, so the dress does not zip up all the way.

Shibori dyed trompe l'oeil collar detail.

Shibori dyed trompe l’oeil collar detail.

waist detail

waist detail

The lining is the same green silk faille, in the original lime color

The lining is the same green silk faille, in the original lime color

Vogue 2632

Vogue 2362

dye effect at hem.  I did not take photos of my process, but it involved accordion pleating, 2 jar lids, and clamps.

dye effect at hem. I did not take photos of my process, but it involved accordion pleating, 2 jar lids, and clamps.

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19 Comments

  1. Elizabeth
    Posted May 11, 2014 at 1:47 am | Permalink | Reply

    Wow that is truly beautiful. I love the color combo and the shibori tie dye is done amazingly well. Kudos! Are you wearing it tomorrow? I’m sad that we won’t be dying together this year. :/

  2. Hari
    Posted May 11, 2014 at 3:31 am | Permalink | Reply

    Exquisite! Truly a work of art

  3. Posted May 11, 2014 at 7:28 am | Permalink | Reply

    Wow. This is most enviable. That collar has me in awe!

  4. J Lynn
    Posted May 11, 2014 at 7:52 am | Permalink | Reply

    I love every thing you make but this may be one of my favorites. It is a show stopper. WOW.

  5. ellecsews
    Posted May 11, 2014 at 8:11 am | Permalink | Reply

    Claudine, do you ever make a pattern as is out of the envelope with fabric that you don’t alter in some way?

    No?

    That’s what I thought.

    This dress is lovely. And as usual you gave me an idea, this time for the acres of florescent green voile that I bought for super cheap. Thank you for the idea and for the eye candy. ♥

  6. Towanda
    Posted May 11, 2014 at 9:09 am | Permalink | Reply

    Awesome

  7. Posted May 11, 2014 at 10:27 am | Permalink | Reply

    That turned out fabulous. I hope we get to see a picture of you wearing it.

  8. Posted May 11, 2014 at 2:19 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Yes! I’d love to see it on you, too. I love the colors, the print, and the style.

  9. Posted May 11, 2014 at 7:31 pm | Permalink | Reply

    It’s beautiful, Claudine. I hope you’ll be posting (even a small post) about your process. I’d be very interested to see how you did the collar, particularly. It’s so perfectly placed!

    • Posted May 11, 2014 at 7:51 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks! It is possible that I will do a how-to on shibori, but I’m frankly not crazy about doing tutorial posts. They are a ton of work. The technique I used for the collar is called something like uri nu, but it’s obvious that I’m spelling it wrong because I come up with nothing when I google it. But any book on Shibori techniques will cover it.

      • Posted May 11, 2014 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

        Ahh, it’s called ori-nui.

      • Posted May 11, 2014 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

        haha! I understand about the work on tutes – photographing every step and writing it all out. I shall pick up a book on Shibori and start reading. And I hope we get to see the dress modeled for MMM…. :)

  10. Posted May 11, 2014 at 7:40 pm | Permalink | Reply

    That is such a gorgeous dress. I love the effect from dying. I think the pattern number is incorrect though, maybe 2632?

    • Posted May 11, 2014 at 7:46 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for pointing that out. I’ve corrected the photo caption.

  11. Posted May 11, 2014 at 7:56 pm | Permalink | Reply

    This dress is fantastic. Love the details—the quirky trompe-l’oeil collar, the unusual color combination, the silk faille—and the overall effect.

  12. Sue
    Posted May 12, 2014 at 9:47 am | Permalink | Reply

    Very nice! The dyeing was done with a light hand and the placement of the special effects is wonderful.

  13. Posted May 14, 2014 at 11:33 am | Permalink | Reply

    This is awesome! The colors look great together, and the detailed dye work is so cool!

  14. Posted May 15, 2014 at 9:43 am | Permalink | Reply

    It is a gorgeous dress! I love that you’re using the Vogue patterns from your collection to achieve the looks you desire. I must remember to do that. Love the dyeing technique and how it really brings the dress to the next level! Awesome!

    • Posted May 15, 2014 at 10:33 am | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks! I don’t know what possessed me to look through my envelope patterns recently. I guess I should not be surprised that there are a lot of great patterns in my collection.

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