Friday, June 15, 2012

then and now...2012

the re-designed dress is nearing completion. i've used a part of a vintage linen cloth as a label and embroidered 'then & now 2012'. i still need to add a couple of inches to the length which may include some embellishment. i'll try to get a picture of me in the dress when it is actually completed.

a vintage label with 'then & now 2012' added

and here are some close-ups of the band just below the waist made up of bits and pieces of vintage linens and lace and added hand embroidery:





and the entire front and back...



i need to start thinking about which re-design i want to tackle next.

14 comments:

Rachel said...

More plans? I'm impressed - if they turn out as well as this one you'll be a Very Well Dressed Person indeed!

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

OK!!!!!!!!! it's GREAT and i am
watching to see how you work the
addition at the bottom...

Dee said...

wow, deanna, you are just on fire! I really like the waist band - esp. how the applique blue flowers relate to the dress stripe/color! I see Ruane web stitches in there, too - placed with nice effect. Too me, it looks like a very fancy uniform. Is that insulting?! I hope not.

Lois Evensen said...

Very beautifully done! What a challenge that one was.

liniecat said...

what a clever idea Deanna, love the lable idea too!

karen said...

wonderful Deanna and the label is so very special.

handstories said...

i'd be tempted to wear the dress inside out to show off that beautiful label!

Anita said...

Wow!Beautiful! I'm impressed.I love the drawn thread part in the label.More plans(?)love to see what you are going to come up with next.

Ms. said...

Another masterpiece. Looking forward to the fashion show :-)

Notjustnat said...

What a fun dress Deanna. Looking forward to see you in it - enjoy

Suzanna said...

It's just beautiful, Deanna...I particularly love the blue appliqué flowers on the waistband...

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

yes it looks grand full length. and i can see karen's hand in the stitching as well. so delicate.

Nancy said...

Oh Deanna! It's beautiful! I love how the buttons meld from white on the striped fabric into colorful-flowerful delight on the new band! It is so perfect! Your work is always so wonderfully precise :) I too love the label and say "Who says labels need to be put on the Inside?!!!" Can't wait to see it on you!
PS Love to see all of your books there!!!

kaiteM said...

Beautiful work deanna and i look forward to seeing you wearing your creation.

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