Wednesday, June 26, 2013


The. Dress.

I really just Loved some of these designs from the Dolce & Gabbana at

So, a few weeks later, I was browsing a local fabric store. . .
I found some upholstery fabric that kinda reminded me of those styles. 

Now as you can see, it wasn't exact but the same idea. . . 
And it easily could become a couch cover or tablecloth.


But then again. . . 
I bought a few yards and decided to experiment. 

The pattern I chose to use.

The Layout.

The Fitting
 I also used some plain fabric which seemed to go with the printed fabric. 
I really wanted to go with that frayed look on the hemline.
The skirt would have more detail added after this fitting, 
with appliques of the printed fabric. 
I left the edges raw to fray, also. 

I added tiny fraying scraps of fabric for Texture. (Before Beadwork)
With the Beadwork completed.

Front & Back
Well, it isn't quite as orange-y bright and beaded as the designer outfits. 
But I kinda like how it turned out. 
 (Other than the grumpy look on the creepy model's face. Geez! Where do they get these women?) 

NEXT, I am going to try the two piece suit. 
Which I think is really, really beautiful!

Slightly less orange in my fabric. 
I think I will base the entire applique 
on a plain fabric for more contrast. 

Just love this style!

I think this will be for the Fall Fashion Fiesta.
And I have the perfect model in mind, too. . .
That will be the "2nd Annual"of our fall Fashion Show.
Mark your calendar!  
(I am thinking November 4th.)

And in conjunction with the Fall Fashion Fiesta
A Local Penasco Runway Project

See Pages on this website in either English or Spanish 
for the explanation and details.