Inspirations from NYC: The Purple and Pink Flower Dress

November 3rd, 2014

Here I am at the first night of Tucson Fashion Week 2014 in one of the top 3 dresses that my Facebook fans voted for me to wear!


Since I find it extremely interesting how other fashion designers are inspired, I thought I’d show you a little of how I get inspired. One way is through photographs. I took this photograph in NYC this past summer.

Here is my original photo inspiration:


Here is my drawing based off of the photo inspiration:


Based on this drawing, I went shopping at SAS Fabrics in Tucson, AZ, for SOMETHING purple and stretchy. When I found purple fabric with pink flowers, I knew I had to get it. My mom didn’t love the fabric, but I had a plan! The fabric is very, very see-through, so I bought a striped fabric that I put underneath. You can’t see it much in the photos, but in person you can.

This dress cost about $6 to make (since it is two layers). The shoes were from Ross (discount store). The necklace was a fun find at a local craft fair about a year or so ago (made by a child!); I love it! I’ve had the bracelet for so long that I don’t remember where I got it. My hair is in a low “messy” bun (sorry dance teachers!), with curled sides.

Here is the final result. I wore this dress to the first night of Tucson Fashion Week 2014.




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