I recently got a project for my Fashion Experience class. I had to recreat a garment(of my choice) into something that inspired me from the designer I was given (Versace). I actually looked a lot into Gianni’s and Donatella’s designs and even did some research on their inspirations before I started mine. When I came across the Versace Fall/Winter 2010 collection, I immediately liked it. Then I later found out through a blog that Donatella’s inspiration was based off Alice in Wonderland. I went back once again to take another look at the collection and it made perfect scense; the patterns, colors, and textures all went together.
The idea of Alice in Wonderland mixed with the sleek and sexy styles of Versace got me inspired to created my own. So for my project, I recreated a purple one strap dress that I bought from WetSeal on sale for $1. I cut of the one strap, made the neckline into a sweetheart shape, and then embellished the top with strips that I hand cut and ruffled from different shades of purple shirts. Embellishing the dress itself with the ruffled strips was a lot of hard work. I stayed up long nights to do all the hand sewing, using a cross stitch to personalize and make it unique. I poked my fingers with the needle plenty of times to the point where my fingers look hideous (that is why I hate hand sewing) and I probably sewed the zipper over fifteen times to the point where I wanted to give up. But with the motivation of finishing this painful dress, I resewed that zipper as many times as I had to and I let my fingers be poked as many times as they were. After the zipper was finally sewn on right, I attached a longer bottom piece to add a sexy look to it. Through all the hard work and late nights, the finished product was great. There are some things I want to change or fix but I don’t think I want to work anymore than I did on this dress. Here’s a picture of my hardwork. Hope you guys enjoy!