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Ma Chère Vie 

"My Sweet Life" was a solution to a need of mine to acquire a graduation dress. How fitting of an end to my art school life to construct my own grad dress, out of an old curtain and hand-painted silk.

Made in May 2023.

For me, my garments start with a draping on the dress form. Pinning, repinning, cutting, hemming. Then I add darts, join seams, and cut hems.

Next, I draped and stitched the slip skirt and bandeau tie top. My last step was painting these slips with my DEKA silk paints and heat-setting them.

all photographs by Eleanor Malecki.

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