Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Trimming the spread...


Remember this post about my found bedspread and the fabulous trimming competition at Loz & Dinny? Well, it's D-day for entries to be completed and I've been cutting and sewing and embroidering and even beading myself into a frenzy to meet the deadline. So, here it is... a frock with trimming! Hmm, I just noticed you can still see the raised ring from the embroidery hoop... an iron would have been a good idea before taking pics... ;) There are so many mistakes in this dress but my vanity made me artfully conceal them. Still, it's a mighty fine trim, isn't it? Thanks to the lovely Gemma at Loz & Dinny for making it all happen :)

34 comments:

amy said...

the dress looks cool! that is some serious embroidery, i love it :) good luck with the comp! p.s i got the dvds from jb hifi a looooong time ago. each season was on special for $25, so i bought all five :) worth every cent! i still cry like a baby every time i watch the last episode xo

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Oh clever you Kylie - looks stunning!

caramela said...

Totally fab- You look absolutely glamorous!!!!
Well done you!- oh I wish I could do all these things- sew and embroider and all- I am still learning how to really clean my house...LOL!
One day...
Love the pictures from Paris- The head-dress is a scream...
Are you ok now after the storm?
Good luck with the competition!
Annamaria xxx

M* (Melanie) said...

Very cool Kylie! The trim goes really well with that gorgeous retro fabric.

ArtMind said...

You look like a suppastar! Super! Well done, Kylie!
Wish I could have a coffee with you on your beautiful deck! :)

Selina said...

like, totally cool frock, man! far out!

oh, and welcome home too!!

Selina xx

mieke willems said...

wow, it looks like a very expensive vintage designer dress! so fancy! well done!

Gina said...

Good grief woman, you have outdone yourself! Love it. I had no idea that you were making a dress - wow, I was thinking 'cushion cover' or something far more lame. You're brilliant.

Kylie said...

Thanks everyone! It has been rather full-on trying to get it done but I seem to work well to a deadline... you know that last minute motivation to get assignments done when at school? That's me! Last minute Kylie :) Coffee on the deck is rather nice, Mitsy, but I was imagining gin in that tea cup! ;) K

Sally said...

That is one super funky dress. Great work.

willywagtail said...

Another blow your mind away use of this trim. This is such an exciting challenge. Well done. Cherrie

Tania said...

Jetlag? Are you serious? What jetlag? Glamour puss you are - seriously funky dress/trim-thing happening there!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Your tea cup compliments your wonderful creation!! hehe Well done I love seeing all your new creations with Gemma's trim...

xo Steph

Isis said...

great work with the trim, it really made that dress!

x isis

RedorGrayArt said...

you are really amazing...the gold trim has a lovely"home"

Debra said...

its looks fab...the trim just trimmed it...fabbo :)

gretchenmist said...

wow! your dress is an amazing creation :)
glad you had some fun on your trip. i was wondering whether you took your girls ~ was it strange being away from them?
good luck with this comp.

Claire (ethel loves fred) said...

It's just gorgeous!

christine said...

I love it! This is so inspiring - I love how you've recycled/upcycled/refashioned!

handmade romance said...

AMAZING!! i love this and the embroidered flower looks divine i was admiring your earlier post showing your handy work in more detail. well done and great combo. best luck with the comp x

edward and lilly said...

Love, love, love it!

Izabela said...

the dress is so cool! I need something like it, have got so many ideas in my head but they do not cover sewing - I think I am rubbish, but havr to try again (one day)
xxx

Loz and Dinny said...

surprise for you over at my post, Gemma xx

Sandrine said...

So much fun watching all the trim variations!Great job Kylie:)

willywagtail said...

Congratulations on your win! Cherrie

Cindy said...

Great work Kylee! The dress looks good on you too...bonus! Welcome back...

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Bedspread + trimming was a marriage made in heaven and your embroidery makes it perfect !

Karen said...

Hellooo! You look wonderful in that dress! That fringe is just the perfect detail. YOU are the clever, you know.

Fine Little Day said...

Great look Kylie!

Miss Muggins said...

What a sensational transformation. Much more stylish on you than on some oldie's bed!

Nikki Cardigan said...

Nice work Michelle. At first glance, that trim does not seem 'wearable' at all but you have made it look great. Two old things into one new fab thing.

Nanette said...

I would KILL for a dress like that. YOu look amazing!
x

Angie said...

Totally glamorous....perfect for a tea party!

tiel said...

oh, put a few filters on this photo and it seriously could be mistaken for a photo of my mother in the 60s. The glasses/dress/cup.

just gorgeous!
(ps. no offence by this comment. mum as in her 20s then!)