Transforming Cocoon to Butterfly Ball Gown

Transforming Cocoon to Butterfly Ball Gown

 

Redditor gypsy_tomato created this incredible transforming ball gown from "cocoon" to butterfly! Here's what she said about it...

"I made this dress for a Venetian carnival themed masquerade ball. I was inspired by these cool transforming Cinderella dresses that I’ve seen around. I thought it’d be cool to do a transformation from a “cocoon” in the gray satin to a butterfly.

Before I talk about how the dress is made I’d like to acknowledge that it is straight up amateur hour on the construction of this garment. I was running short on time, and I had to keep changing the design because stuff I thought would work kept not working, so a lot of things are an afterthought. Tons of raw edges and just yuck sewing in general.

So here’s how the transformation was achieved. There are two bodices and two skirts on this dress, obviously. The butterfly skirt portion is entirely packed into the bodice of the gray dress. The gray bodice separates at the front with a series of snaps, and at the back with a lacing mechanism. The lacing is attached to the bodice panel in the front, it snakes over my shoulder through another loop at the shoulder to keep it in place and then down through the loops on the back of the dress. It is not secured at the bottom I decided on this method because it allows me to undo all the fasteners in one motion. The butterfly fabric is actually 8 sets of ebay butterfly “scarf” wings. Apparently there is absolutely no monarch butterfly fabric to be found anywhere. Gray satin is just Joann’s bargain bin.

Overall this gown cost under $100 to make not including the hoop skirt which I already had."


 Transforming Butterfly Gown

 Transforming Butterfly Gown

 Transforming Butterfly Gown

 Transforming Butterfly Gown

 Transforming Butterfly Gown

Artist: gypsy_tomato

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April 18 2017

































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