I mentioned the rope dress once once a very long time ago, and in the spirit of the previous post I figured I should show you some pictures of it.
It was for the 2014 NBCCD fashion show. First year students have to do a challenge piece, and my year the challenge was rope. For some unknown reason I decided to model for myself, and it was horribly unpleasant all around. I only found 1 picture of me wearing it, from this blog post.
I sewed a dress-like-thing in slightly stretchy black cotton. It was just a gored skirt with a basic princess seam bodice stuck on top and a high collar on top of that. I made my own rope by tearing cheap cotton into strips and twisting it. I clipped the end of each strand to a spinning wheel to do the twisting and then folded it back on itself, leaving me with a whole lot of approximately 2 foot long robe pieces.
|Solid black ropes, and ones with white pinstripes.|
I tacked them all on by hand, and they get pretty sparse near the bottom of the skirt.
|It was super easy to take apart, because the hand stitches were huge.|