2009-07-10

The Scuba Dress

Finally, my DIY project is finished! Except this wasn't really DIY, since my grandmother helped me with it. I forgot to take the "before" pictures. Sorry guys! The original thrifted dress had sheer black panels where I placed the blue. It was lovely, but far too showy for my personal tastes, and I really did want to wear it out. I originally planned on replacing the sheer with a stretchy nude fabric, but couldn't find any that didn't wash out my skin. Then I came across this four-way stretch electric blue fabric, and fell in love. I instantly thought of the colors and fit of scuba diving costumes. And thus the scuba dress was born. Sewing stretch fabrics is a nightmare though, I tell ya. My grandmother says she just aged 10 years sewing and fitting and re-sewing and re-fitting, and so on. The blue fabric was stretch but much more stiff than the original thin mesh.

34 comments:

The Vancouverista said...

i love it!
i can see how the original dress would have been a little much

Miranda said...

i lvoe this scuba dress! i think the mesh sounds kick ass too, but just too much for regular wear

Kevin~~ said...

i liked the mesh better :(

Sabrina said...

Sorry Kevin love, clothes are meant for wearing :)

Jen said...

Wow you did a great job. I love it!

Kaylene said...

You've done a great job. It looks like a Michael Kors SS09 dress in reverse! Very nice. Also reminds me a bit of Balenciaga Spring 2003.

k604bc said...

It's perfect.

Claudia said...

this is great! i love it.

makealittlelove said...

Whoa .. that's amazing ! I'd buy it immediately if I saw it in a shop. Good job!

I found your blog through TeenVogue.com and I instantly fell in love with it ! I love how you mix snapshots of yourself with pictures which inspire you.

Keep up the good work !

Love, Laura (Belgium)

www.makealittlelove.wordpress.com

kelsea said...

AMAZINGGG

Caitlin said...

This is SO COOL! I'd buy that.
Daaaaaang.

Kat said...

Great colors and fit!

Lauren said...

Love it, it's so futuristic and definitely scuba :] Nice job, to you and your grandmother.

Meream said...

I admire your Grandmother for taking on the project. Stretch fabrics are the devil! I hate hate hate them.

Anonymous said...

LOVE

MaRzb@rZ said...

great job! :O electric feel :P

The Six Six Sick Girls said...

Really beautiful, I want to see more pictures!

xxx,
Tiffany

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

i love it. i can only imagine what stretch fabric must be like to work with.

Amelia said...

This is so cool that it's almost hard to believe it's a thrift DIY! I love the zipper up the front and that shade of blue is gorgeous.

Anna said...

wow it`s absolutely stunning!

Amelia said...

That is pure crazy, got to love it.

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Riina said...

Oh wow amazing

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This looks sooo amazing! Love the background!!!

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Tip said...

pure uncut awesomeness!

PUNKIE said...

uuuuh amazing dress!

Wanderlusting said...

You and your grandmother are pure awesome.

Cee said...

Sabz, you're not allowed to wear that anywhere when you hang out with me.
You're too hot.

Eli said...

the dress is freaking amazing though!

Rozdeen said...

Amazing project! Reminds me of Preen!
Kudos to you and your grandmother.

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Cruz said...

Wow! So cool! Great design. :)

Tee Sea said...

Love the background!! The dress and scuba style remind me of the Miu Miu Fall 08 collection where Miuccia had similarly inspired pieces.

Anonymous said...

http://www.barneys.com/Scuba%20Pump/156135219,
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pierre hardy scuba pump.
striking resemblance.

love the dress.

Anonymous said...

this is amazing