06 04 2012

the Controlling Girl’s shirt dress

This is the final version of the Controlling Girl’s shirt dress of “minus the sun, night all day” collection. It is made of navy cotton drill. Threads used for embroidery and stitching are yellow and light grey. I would like to wear it as a dress but it can be worn like a jacket as it is quite tough and oversized. It has a different feel from the light calico version which looks like loungewear.

First of all, have a look at the special buttons I’ve made just for this shirt.
There are 6 buttons for the shirt opening and 2 buttons for the cuffs.
Embroidery, beads, and sequins are applied to calico and then cut out in circles.
Each represents a different planet.
from the left, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn
top two are Uranus and Neptune from the left

the finished buttons, the above pieces trapped inside resin

And here they are on the finished shirt dress

I really like how the hem curves at the sides.

breast pocket with embroidery showing the waxing of the moon

flap pocket with star motif embroidery
This pattern is used for the collar and cuffs as well.

layered pocket

the hem finished with blanket stitch

circular elbow patch with stitching representing graduation for direction

the cuffs with green Uranus and blue Neptune buttons
You can see the hand stitched button hole as well.



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