|"Spots & Stripes" - Tessuti 2012 Competition entry|
I was delighted to read that Tessuti Fabrics' 2012 sewing competition was open to worldwide participants! I'd been aching to be part of a Project Runway-type challenge, and year's Tessuti theme "spots and stripes" was a real brain cruncher because of the endless possibilities (spots or stripes or both?)...
As I mention in my entry, I'm a little embarassed by the grainy photos
and by my whingy sounding comment about running out of time... I was bug eyed and loopy after sewing like a mad woman that day-- and then -- the "I didn't study for the exam" type panic that evening when I realised the deadline was about 12 hours sooner than I thought (another shout out to my mom for the last minute midnight photo shoot!) Regardless of the result , it was great take part in this fun competition in the other side of the world (isn't The Interweb grand?!)
Some close up details...
My favourite suprise about the dress is the springy-ness that the satin band gives the skirt, sewn to the bottom of the georgette, and the sense of motion when the dress moves thanks to two black bands moving against eachother.
If I make this dress again, I might add a little more gathering to the top, or maybe a second layer of georgette.
If you haven't already been to the website, there is an enormous amount of talent in this competition and it's so much fun to see how different people interpreted the theme. See for yourself, here.
I'd love to know if there are more competitions like this out there, maybe you know of some? Have a great week-end, everyone!
I LOVE this! It's so floaty, and the open back is completely unexpected! Beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thank you! And congratulations on the mood sewing network, really looking forward to following!Delete
Thank you so very much!Delete
It's lovely! Congrats! The open back is so beauuuuuuutiful.ReplyDelete
This is FANTASTIC!!!!! *dress envy*ReplyDelete
Thanks very much!!Delete
This is beautiful! I saw this briefly on the Burda FB site a few days ago, and just now I went on the Burda site to find it but I didnt know what it was called, so I did not know what I was looking for. Here I am. I love the pics, and other pic angles. Great Job. Im thinking of a beach wedding and your dress will be the biggest inspiration for my dress when the time comes. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Gosh thanks so much for your nice comment! Happy to share this idea- the beach wedding sounds dreamy, and imagining gathered ivory chiffon makes me want to do it over again too :) best of luck with your dress planning and have fun!ReplyDelete
This is truly spectacular - I love the ethereal-ness of it and the back is stunning. Such a beautiful dress! Also, I just discovered your blog via Burda - wonderful stuff!ReplyDelete
Hi Heather, thank you so much for your nice comment! I've just added your blog to me reading list and looking forward to reading. Love your style!ReplyDelete
comgrats on making the top 12! you really deserve it! what a fun dress, and i absolutely love the back. such a nice surprise! I voted for your a couple of times when I popped on! Good luck in the finals!ReplyDelete
Hello and thank you so much for your nice comment and for the votes too! I'm happy you stopped by - just added you to my blogroll and looking forward to following! Good luck with the wedding dress!Delete