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Sparkling socialite. A snow-dyed silk gown using inventive patternmaking and construction techniques for minimal fabric waste
International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings
  • Ellen McKinney, Iowa State University
  • Sarah Bennett, Iowa State University
Presentation Type
Design
Disciplines
Description
The goal was to design a gown for a vivacious woman who attends philanthropic social events and desires a lively aesthetic through creative fiber arts techniques. A secondary goal for the designers was to highlight a unique piece of snow-dyed 100% silk charmeuse while keeping the 5 yards intact for potential future reuse in another garment.
Citation Information
Ellen McKinney and Sarah Bennett. "Sparkling socialite. A snow-dyed silk gown using inventive patternmaking and construction techniques for minimal fabric waste" (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ellen_mckinney/44/