Shower(Curtain Call)! – Designer Cleo Faucette

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Shower(Curtain Call)! – Designer Cleo Faucette

Cleo FaucetteWhen I embarked on this adventure with the goodwill show, I had no idea how creative things would get.  I searched and searched until I found the perfect items to display some of the ideas circling in my mind.  At one of the good will locations I found several shower curtains, yes I said SHOWER CURTAINS!

This is the picture of the first shower curtain I came across.  I thought it was just a beautiful fabric and new right away that I wanted to make a long maxi dress with this shower curtain.

image So, I laid the material out trying to be very careful to keep the aesthetic look of the fabric while I was cutting the pattern out.  As, I was sewing this dress I started to get very excited because of how wonderful the piece was coming along.  Once I finished the sewing process this is what I ended up creating with a simple shower curtain.

was really a shower curtain

was really a shower curtain

In my wildest dreams I never thought this fabric would turn out so beautiful.  I added the trim at the bust to bring out the cherry color in the dress.  If you look closely you can spot the shower curtain rings I painted to match this dress.

The next shower curtain I found was one of those cheap three dollar plastic shower curtains that you can find at dollar tree or Walmart.  But when I looked at the color of the material, my mind went into action.   I knew that this fabric was going to be difficult to sew and even more difficult to make it look like less of a shower curtain.  Here are a few pictures of the shower curtain before I cut it out and while I was draping it.

laying out for cutting and adding rhinestones

laying out for cutting and adding rhinestones

creating a gathers for the train of the dress

creating gathers for the train of the dress

 

draping, before I added the rhinestones

draping, before I added the rhinestones

 

finished look on my model Tyonna

finished look on my model Tyonna

The finished product of this shower curtain was unbelievable. I was amazed at how flowy it turned out to be and how well it fit her body once I was able to fit it to my model.  I now have a new found respect for shower curtains, and whenever I see one I will think what type of garment could I create out of that.

Please stay tuned for a further sneak peek into more of my collection for the show in my next blog!  Have a great week and shower on!

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By | 2014-11-25T14:03:24+00:00 November 25th, 2014|