Saturday, July 13, 2013

TR Grande Finale- 3 dresses!! PART 1- Red Rose

3 dresses for TR Grande finale 2012/13

Part 1- Red rose dress


Well dear readers, its all been leading up to this point in time. We have finished our weekly tasks, and now we are about to have the "TR fashion week" online, where all the participants have been invited to make a dress using his/her favorite TR technique for a big fashion show online! You can check out the amazing outcomes at the TR Finals facebook page.
For this post Id like to take you through the first of my  3 dresses I made for the grande finale. 

First I would like to share with you the making of my red rose dress. I wanted to further explore Shingo's "sculptural reconstruction" technique, so this dress is made using that technique for both the rose and the flared panels on the waist/hip.

So this is the first of 3 posts, which will show the lots of work and lack of sleep which has been going on around here! Im looking forward to catching up on sleep , and cleaning my house now! It seems like a long time since Ive done both, and it will be quite therapeutic to catch up on these much needed components of life!
Don't forget to send me your photos if you have had a go at any of these TR techniques. Im interested to hear from you!


  1. HI Elizabeth. This dress has got to be one of the most amazing dresses I've seen in my lifetime!!! You are so inspiring.Your technique is amazing and it is something that really appeals to me. All the best in the Tesutti awards!

  2. Thanks for your kind words Lindak! I loved making it. The fabric was a nightmare to work with(polyester taffeta) , and there were a few times it almost ended up in the rubbish bin! But we learn to 'make it work'.... and in this case, I am glad I did.
    I really thank you for taking the time to comment, and your encouraging words. All the best for you and your future creations!

  3. Elizabeth - saw this dress via Tessuti. I'm completely gobsmacked. What an incredible design. Truly awe inspiring. Congratulations! And I hope you win. :)