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Keep It Sheer And Let It Sparkle | Lee Loo And The Articles

It’s clear to see that my fascination with creating big dresses hasn’t waned. If anything, it’s grown even more. I can hear my wardrobe groaning at the very thought of that. After I made this, I told myself that maybe maybe I should take a break from creating big dresses so that I can catch up in using them for photo concepts. I’ve been telling myself that for awhile now, and I’ve failed to follow that suggestion every single time. When inspiration hits, I must create!

The idea for this dress started with the lace portion of the top. It’s a top that I had made awhile ago as an addition to my photo shoot wardrobe. I had hung onto it for so long because I couldn’t bear to part with it. So I gave it new life and a new purpose by incorporating it into a new design. The blue top of the dress was something that I had made for another project. I ended up not using it for anything, and it remained hidden in my pile of fabrics…until now.

The skirt portion is made with two different organza fabrics that I already had in my stash. To satisfy my love for big dresses, I used as much of it as possible, allowing it to gather nicely at the bottom. With this dress, I’ve clearly disregarded the thought of even trying to walk in this. You just can’t. You just stand there and look pretty.

I’m really looking forward to creating some pretty photos with this. Hopefully this will happen soon.

♥ Lee

Dressed in Red and Gold | The Articles


This is one of my original designs. Like most of my creations, this one probably came with a really crappy pre-design drawing. By drawing, I mean a terrible chicken scratch of a thing. I’ll have to find it and post it.

I created this dress for a photo shoot a year or so ago. My role was to be the Queen of Diamonds! Fortunately, in my hot mess of Wardrobe Madness, I had just enough red satin and gold satin fabric to make this dress. In retrospect, I wish I had made it longer (It’s about knee length on me.).

This dress was the first dress where I had attempted to make the princess sleeves. I actually stuffed it with tulle inside to make it more puffy to show the different colours in it. For the collar, I used a bit of a interface to stiffen it and have it stand up as straight as possible.

For the bodice section, I crisscrossed red and gold ribbon and placed AB rhinestones in the centre of each ‘diamond.’ Then as a final touch, I have gold braided trim around the bodice to accent it. To give it a full look, I believe I have three petticoats underneath the dress.

Like I said, I created this for a photo shoot. It’s been sitting in my wardrobe since, just waiting to be worn again. It certainly still has plenty of life left in it, and I’d love to use it again for another photo shoot. Now to find someone who’s my size…

– Lee x