mystery fabric contest 2017

Mystery Fabric Contest dress 2017

Mystery Fabric Contest dress 2017

Mystery Fabric Contest dress 2017

Mystery Fabric Contest dress 2017

Mystery Fabric Contest dress 2017

Mystery Fabric Contest dress 2017

Mystery Fabric Contest dress 2017

Mystery Fabric Contest dress 2017

Mystery Fabric Contest dress 2017

Mystery Fabric Contest dress 2017

Mystery Fabric Contest dress 2017

Mystery Fabric Contest dress 2017

Mystery Fabric Contest dress 2017

I’ve been a little absent from the interwebs the past several weeks and here is the reason why.

My school does a mystery fabric contest every year (here’s last year’s entry). ย The rules are pretty simple. You pick a random bundle of fabric that’s all wrapped up and labeled with only a color. You have to use at least 50% of each piece of fabric in the bundle, and this year there was the added “Red Carpet” theme.

I decided to make thing really really easy on myself. *snerk* Actually what happened was my brain decided to fixate on one idea and wouldn’t budge, and I ended up making approximately 200 yards of bias tape. (Nope, that’s not striped fabric.) And then it just had to be reversible.

In the interest of not including 100 photos in one post, I’ll save all the how-to’s and befores and afters and progress photos for the next post.

23 thoughts on “mystery fabric contest 2017”

  1. Wooow! Hugely impressive, please add a close-up shot of your bias fabric, it looks interestingly textured on the pictures. And I’m relieved to hear I’m not the only with those fixed ideas in my brain resulting in tons of intricate work.

    1. Aww thanks!! Yeahhh striped fabric would’ve been the rational, logical, un-insane thing to do, wouldn’t it?

      1. Insane is better? I can’t wait for the detailed post. I want to do something like this when I grow up! Also, your dress reminds me of My Fair Lady.

  2. Okay it’s insane but it’s great. And on top reversible, crazy woman! But the dress is perfect, I love it. I’m searching for two years now for the perfect striped fabric, but bias-tape..No I’m definetely too lazy :D. Looking for your next post with details!

  3. The dress is amazing, love it. the way the direction of the stripes change is great. All the time it must have taken to make the stripes incredible.Now I need to sew something with stripes too, but without selfmade stripes.

    1. Thanks! I love playing with stripe direction. It’s such an easy way to make things look exponentially more interesting.

  4. Beautiful and impressive. Can’t wait to ready more about it in your next post. Did you win the contest? ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Wow just amazing!! I absolutely love the dress, it looks great on both sides! I’m seriously impressed and a bit jealous, I want one myself.
    And that all before you realise that it is not striped fabric. Respect!!!

  6. Such a stunning dress ? I can’t believe that’s not striped fabric!! Awesome that it reversible . You are one clever lady ?

  7. Wow! Your dress is spectacular. Exquisite. I hope you aren’t so tired of looking at it and can now appreciate what you have created. I hope you win the contest.

  8. WOW! I don’t know what else to say honestly. It’s gorgeous – perfect fit, blend of fabrics, embellishments – you should enter it in the contest running this week on responsible fashion “I Made My Clothes”. Hands down it will inspire many women to do it!

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