r/sewing Jun 21 '22 Gold 1 Heartwarming 1 Helpful 9 Wholesome 14 LOVE! 1 Starstruck 1 Wholesome Seal of Approval 1 Take My Energy 1 Super Heart Eyes 1 All-Seeing Upvote 2 Silver 4 I'll Drink to That 1

I just finished sewing my first outfit! it's for a festival :D Project: FO

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u/Garage_Woman Jun 21 '22

“Oh. That’s nice. A lovely little- OH MY GOD WOW!! No way!! THATS INCREDIBLE I ADORE IT”.

My uncut reaction to seeing this.

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u/ScarcityNo5583 Jun 21 '22

Same reaction here, except I also added “I NEED THIS!” at the end.

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u/KiltedLady Jun 21 '22

She's going to have so many people asking where they can get one. Incredible job OP!

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u/finlyboo Jun 21 '22

I also added “I NEED THIS!” at the end.

Same, even though my only summer weekend plans are watching The Office in air conditioning.

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u/KentuckyMagpie Jun 21 '22

Turn off the light and you, too, can enjoy this dress! (I wear a tiara while vaccuuming; YMMV)

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u/MinnieAssaultah Jun 21 '22

I wore my tiara while doing my taxes, not sure if it actually helped, but I felt extra pretty while cursing at turbo tax! :)

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u/KentuckyMagpie Jun 21 '22

That’s my tiara motivation! If I have to vacuum, I may as well wear gorgeous sparkles, right??

(I bought this tiara at a bridal shop when I was a bridesmaid. It wasn’t for that wedding, or mine, I just wanted a fancy tiara. So now I wear it around the house!)

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u/leelee1976 Jun 22 '22

I love you. I have a tiara that I bowl in.

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u/ommnian Jun 21 '22

Yup. Absolutely stunning!!

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u/swankyburritos714 Jun 21 '22

Yep. That sounds about right. I thought “oh that’s cuteWHOA! IT LIGHTS UP. I NEED IT”

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u/moldyjellybean Jun 21 '22

That smile is brighter than the lights. Well done OP

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u/dizzilizzi12 Jun 21 '22

Same! I was, “oh that’s cute- AHHHHHHHH YES!!!”

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u/88miyou88 Jun 21 '22

thanks !! :)

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u/Twinblades_up_ur_ass Jun 21 '22

It looks so cool, i think it'll look cooler in personal, it suits you well

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u/fermented-assbutter Jun 21 '22

Can't agree more

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u/Thatoneguyoverthere2 Jun 21 '22

Op great job! Lmao I love the two mismatched socks my fiance does that shit too! She grabs whatever is there.

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u/jomiran Jun 21 '22

You look so genuinely happy. Wholesome AF.

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u/BelleAriel Jun 21 '22

It’s awesome. Congrats on a great job.

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u/Ok-Cook-7542 Jun 21 '22

Do you have any pictures standing still so we can see more of the details and construction?

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u/88miyou88 Jun 21 '22

aha surprisingly none !

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u/dropdeadrainbow Jun 21 '22

Oh my goodness; this fabric is magical! Where did you source it from?

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u/WeReAllMadHereAlice Jun 21 '22

I've seen it before, but it's very expensive. Luminous/fiber optic fabric is what you want to google.

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u/88miyou88 Jun 21 '22

Yes it very expensive indeed.. I am small so I only needed to buy 1 piece of 100*140cm fortunately. it cost me 100 euros

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u/misminimus Jun 21 '22

Worth tho 1000%

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u/88miyou88 Jun 21 '22

None oddly aha 😂

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u/VivaciousApothaker Jun 21 '22

She posted the link for where she bought the fabric in another comment!

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u/catdaddymack Jun 21 '22

Ita fiber optic made for fabric. Some are better than others. I sewed a jellyfish costume with it... then lost it at a burn. Prob cost me 400 to make, so do the practice sew with similar fabric if you aren't super duper confident!

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u/88miyou88 Jun 21 '22 edited Jun 21 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome Helpful (Pro)

to make my costume I used a fiber optic fabric bought on aliexpress here.

I made the bustier thanks to this tutorial,

and for the skirt, I made it with this tutorial!

if you want to redo an outfit with this material, you must bear in mind that the fabric cannot be cut anywhere at the risk that part of your fabric no longer lights up ! (the fibers are horizontal if you buy the 100*140cm fabric as I took ) so remember to make all your patterns before cutting or whatever.

you also have to create an inside pocket to be able to put the battery that powers the fabric (it's not very big and there are 2, one for each side of the fabric on the one I took) and double the fabric to put the cables inside because it's not too comfortable otherwise. moreover the fabric is quite transparent

also all the pieces of fabric are connected to each other by the optical fiber so you have to place the patterns in the order of assembly.

the optical fiber will light up where there are "tears" in the fiber so do not bend the fabric otherwise there may be a line of light in the fabric or the fiber may break

edit : I forgot to say that the LEDs are RGB so you can light up your fabrics in any color you want. and there is an app so you can manage everything on your phone! you can see mine change color here ! :)

I hope that I explained well and that it is clear, tell me if something is missing! :) sorry for the mistakes english is not my native language!

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u/May_Chu Jun 21 '22

Question, if the fabric cannot be cut, how did you make the bustier?

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u/Just_kiss_My_Boots Jun 21 '22

The product description has cutting instructions.

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u/May_Chu Jun 21 '22

Oh so you CAN cut it! Ok, now I need to buy it!

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u/nonoglorificus Jun 21 '22

lol I love it that whenever anybody adds “sorry for mistakes it’s not my native language” it’s always after a post with absolutely perfect English

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u/Gamil5 Jun 22 '22

Google is there to help. With anxiety making mistakes we double, triple check. And one day you find yourself speaking English then asks yourself "why didn't I put this effort back in school ?" 😁

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u/Garage_Woman Jun 21 '22

Thanks so much for the write up! I had questions and you answered them all.

And your English is far better than many native speakers I know. (:

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u/smarteapantz Jun 22 '22

Thanks for the explanation. You look ethereal!!

Quick question: Since the fabric is translucent, what color undergarments are you wearing in the demo? It looks black underneath, and I’m wondering if nude undergarments would reflect the light better?

The fabric would make a perfect fairy costume! Amazing!

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u/88miyou88 Jun 22 '22

I used white for the lining! the black we see at chest level is the cables or the shadow I think!

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u/ItchyPilot9804 Jun 22 '22

wow.

I am speechless.

you are a legend. !

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u/GuineaFowlItch Jun 21 '22

This. Is. Awesome!

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u/Suzzie_sunshine Jun 21 '22

Super cool. Thanks for the explanations and links.

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u/rareherodotcom Jun 21 '22

So cool! Everyone who sees that at the festival is going to say, "wow, so cool!"

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u/WeIsStonedImmaculate Jun 21 '22

Absolutely incredible and creative. Fantastic work, it is beautiful. Great write up on how to create it, sounds like a fair amount of delicate work, but worth it. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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u/KenjiMamoru Jun 21 '22

That is the coolest outfit ever. Nice job.

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u/G_zef Jun 21 '22

That's lit.

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u/Xtremeskierbfs Jun 21 '22

Illuminating comment

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u/MonaLisa341 Jun 21 '22

Really brightend my day.

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u/Curi0usgrge Jun 21 '22

What did you make it with?

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u/88miyou88 Jun 21 '22

its with fiber optic fabric ! i purchased it on aliexpress here

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u/pineappleguavalava Jun 21 '22

I'm not the OP but I'll bet you can line it with something to make it more comfortable if it is scratchy

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u/zuzoa Jun 21 '22

Literally scrolling through Reddit and thought "Yeah that's a cute dress..." Then you turned off the light and I was like "are you fucking serious right now?!" That is legitimately awesome!

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u/88miyou88 Jun 21 '22

Aha thank you ! :D

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u/MLiOne Jun 21 '22

That is both excellent and beautiful!

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u/pumainpurple Jun 21 '22

Oh honey, that is groovy beyond anything. You Rock!!!

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u/88miyou88 Jun 21 '22

thank you ! :D

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u/Moxy-Me Jun 21 '22

That is very cool! You look adorable in it. What did you use for the glow-in-the dark---fabric thread?

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u/88miyou88 Jun 21 '22

thank you ! :)

its with fiber optic fabric ! i purchased it on aliexpress here (the 100*140cm)

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u/renaay-bee Jun 21 '22

This is pure magic! Are you by chance going to Electric Forest?!

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u/WaffleKrakken Jun 21 '22

I'm wondering the same thing. That dress would work so well there. Also, heyo Forest Fam!🎉🌲

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u/OnsetOfMSet Jun 21 '22

I should really look into that for next year- Never been to a music festival or concert before, but I have a number of friends going who are talking it up a lot and it's not too far.

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u/renaay-bee Jun 21 '22

I've been doing electronic music festivals for 10 years and Electric Forest is hands down my fav even over EDC Las Vegas. Its such a vibe, the people the music the venue, its a magical experience!

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u/mcdickmann2 Jun 21 '22

Those two are definitely better vibe wise, but lost lands is still my favorite. There is something about everyone being there for one type of music. So much energy

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u/88miyou88 Jun 21 '22

No not this one ! But maybe next year it looks amazing 😍

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u/renaay-bee Jun 21 '22

Enjoy your festival then! Electric Forest is great I highly recommend 🥰

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u/TheMilitantMongoose Jun 21 '22

It was my first thought too xD Hope we see this dress there, it and the forest deserve each other. WE'RE SO CLOSE.

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u/renaay-bee Jun 21 '22

I'm always amazed by everyone's creations at Forest, see ya soon, Happy Forest! 🦄🌲❤

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u/Dipsendorf Jun 21 '22

See ya'll there!

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u/renaay-bee Jun 21 '22

See ya there Happy Forest! 🌲🦄❤

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u/Elfprincessodauphine Jun 21 '22

Same! Happy forest!!

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u/sweaterpuppys Jun 21 '22

Amazing! What material do you use to get that effect?

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u/88miyou88 Jun 21 '22

it 's fiber optic fabric ! i purchased it here ! :)

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u/Fabulous-Category876 Jun 21 '22

This showed up on my feed for who know what reason. I don't care about dresses or sewing as a mid 30s gamer lol.. but damn that looks incredible. Well done!

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u/Robot_Noises Jun 21 '22

RGB is RGB

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u/eggo_pirate Jun 21 '22

Beautiful!!! I love this! And you look so happy in it! Which festival?

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u/88miyou88 Jun 21 '22

ahah yeah very happy ! :D i'm going to the nowhere festival in spain !

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u/Reldiess Jun 21 '22

I thought its in Spain and not nowhere?

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u/SnooPandas7150 Jun 21 '22

Do Spaniards expect the Nowhere Inquisition?

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u/5thgenCali Jun 21 '22

Prob too specific 😮

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u/blue_dice Jun 21 '22

So many people at the festival are going to use you as a landmark: "where am I? uhh...I'm right next to the girl who is glowing in the dark. yeah, you can't miss her"

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u/88miyou88 Jun 21 '22

Ahah That's what we said with my friends I will be the beacon light

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u/Rare-Historian7777 Jun 21 '22

I love everything about this! It fits you perfectly and you look so happy twirling in it. Fantastic job! Do you have a pattern you can share for the dress?

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u/88miyou88 Jun 21 '22

thanks !! :D it's actually not a dress, it's a bustier and a skirt! I made my bustier thanks to this video and the skirt thanks to this one !

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u/windblade88 Jun 21 '22

Think of the possibilities as separate pieces…. Oh wait… I think you already did! Good idea!

My only question is does it have the option to change colors or have light modes?

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u/88miyou88 Jun 21 '22 edited Jun 21 '22

yes it can change color ! you can even do it with your phone! there is an app ! even a mode where the light change with the music this is very nice !

edit : i post it on my profile if you want to check here

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u/Rare-Historian7777 Jun 21 '22

Thanks for the links! I love the silhouette and even better as two separate pieces!

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u/wowadhesives Jun 21 '22

So DOPE! I hope you feel like a fucking glowing princess the whole time you wear it, because you sure look like one! I love it!

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u/proudpansexualplant Jun 21 '22

its very stunning, how many needles did you break while sewing?

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u/88miyou88 Jun 21 '22

aha surprisingly none!

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u/mountainside2004 Jun 21 '22

You better get used to "Oh! Wow!" and a million people taking you picture.

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u/somnolenteye Jun 21 '22

Magic fairy dress! Very cool.

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u/get-finch Jun 21 '22

Amazing job! Could you tell us how you did the light up effects?

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u/ceanahope Jun 21 '22

Fiber optic fabric. She has posted the link to the fabric several times on other comments.

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u/cookiemonstrosity54 Jun 21 '22

everyone in this sub is so talented 🥹

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u/Dianthaa Jun 21 '22

So cool!

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u/purple_crystals Jun 21 '22

So cool, I'm sure you are going to have loads of fun wearing it!

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u/TipMeinBATtokens Jun 21 '22

Can't wait to see some of the outfits for festivals/Halloween/fashion shows over the next decade or two with the creation of that fabric that's powered by body movements that can power so many LED's with such a tiny portion of fabric.

This just reminded me of that. Looks really cool.

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u/namaskaram_vm Jun 21 '22

Wow! Stunning and suits you very well. Hiw did you get the fabric to glow?

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u/88miyou88 Jun 21 '22

thanks ! the fabric contains fiber optics! so there is a battery and a led attached to it !

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u/KamenCo Jun 21 '22

How do you cut it?

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u/Elven528433 Jun 21 '22

😲 that's cool!

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u/thunderpears Jun 21 '22

That is SO cool

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u/2nd-kick-from-a-mule Jun 21 '22

I think the socks really tie the outfit together.

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u/88miyou88 Jun 21 '22

Ahaha I just noticed this and was wondering if someone was going to point it out to me 😂

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u/frostweather Jun 21 '22

No idea why Reddit recommended this to me since never in my life have I shown interest in sewing, but this dress does indeed look cool.

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u/InourbtwotamI Jun 21 '22

This is tour first?!? Wow! Are you a reincarnated seamstress?

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u/Hairyhalflingfoot Jun 21 '22

Yoooooo! you gonna be the star of the show!

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u/girlwiththemonkey Jun 21 '22

I just screamed oh my God it lights up so loudly that I scared the shit out of my dog

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u/FireDemon1487 Jun 21 '22

This makes me remember my child every year we would go to a big city and go look at a place called candy cane lane and I'd see all the beautiful lights and decorations for Christmas. Felt good remembering those memories thanks and it looks amazing.

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u/pinokun Jun 22 '22

Amazing. Although I’m curious about the washing instructions lol

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u/Skycastle881 Jun 21 '22

The lights and colors are so cool. I like the design :)

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u/Machiavelli1503 Jun 21 '22

Well done, looks really cool

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u/Jacques_Lafayette Jun 21 '22

It glows in the dark!! :D

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u/Nycimplant2 Jun 21 '22

Wow. This is absolutely amazing!!

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u/6MiMiMi9 Jun 21 '22

That is not sewing. That is magic.

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u/Haywe Jun 21 '22

You wear it as good as your smile!... OHMYGODITLIGHTSUP!!!!!

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u/caffeinated22 Jun 21 '22

That dress was made by fairies and you can't convince me otherwise :p

Seriously though, good job

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u/weedle-hobbit Jun 21 '22

Electric Forest by chance?

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u/roxieraven327 Jun 21 '22

I would want a wedding dress out of this.

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u/roxieraven327 Jun 21 '22

Oooo imma have to look into that. Thanks for the info!!

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u/BestMusicOnThePlanet Jun 21 '22

Electric Forest?

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u/Acceptable_Ad_6631 Jun 21 '22

That's the single most badass thing I've ever seen. Take my money

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u/Calo83 Jun 21 '22

So I don't need one as dresses aren't my thing but I can still say this looks absolutely incredible!

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u/LostDefectivePearl Jun 21 '22

Wow this is not an easy fabric to work with! Did you adapt a preexisting pattern, or did you find one that worked with the constraints of the fiber optics fabric? Was wiring it all together at the end hard?

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u/Alternative-Effort58 Jun 21 '22

I wish I could wear dresses like those but my family would literally behead me.

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u/Grapecluster_ Jun 21 '22

Beautiful dress unfortunately I scrolled upon this listening to “art of the dress” from the mlp soundtrack and now my brain will be associating this with MLP

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u/MeAndTheLampPost Jun 21 '22

But those socks!

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u/APerfectCircle0 Jun 21 '22

Wow! Never seen anything like it, it's beautiful, amazing work :)

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u/_GoldenChild Jun 21 '22

Very nice…

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u/Julie_Lance Jun 21 '22

Looks like a real fairy

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u/[deleted] Jun 21 '22

Really cool and creative! I love it!

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u/thrunabulax Jun 21 '22

i love the tech!

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u/Marlinspikehall32 Jun 21 '22

Too cute I love it

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u/Justanothercliche12 Jun 21 '22

That' so cool . Awesome

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u/Head-Day-2347 Jun 21 '22

WOW this is beautiful!! Well done.. how did yiu make it light up?

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u/4133487409 Jun 21 '22

Super cute outfit 🥰

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u/AliceInHololand Jun 21 '22

You’re gonna light up someone’s world for sure.

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u/OrdinaryCactusFlower Jun 21 '22

Looks awesome! And the fit at the top looks so secure and snug; you did a great job!

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u/Glittering-Store5725 Jun 21 '22

omg I love this!

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u/humakavulaaaa Jun 21 '22

This is awesome!!!!

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u/OblivionGUI Jun 21 '22

RGB GAMER DRESSES POG

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u/petrafying Jun 21 '22

that looks absoloutly stunninnggggg! really well dome. the lights really bring it to another level <3

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u/AlbantheAlbanian Jun 21 '22

I hope this is for electric forest. What a fucking phenomenal for to rock!

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u/twlcwl Jun 21 '22

the light-up is a good touch!

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u/mixt1z1337 Jun 21 '22

That is gorgeous!

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u/Naturalist-Anarchist Jun 21 '22

You look perfect. You did amazing job to sew that dress. ☺️

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u/GothBuni Jun 21 '22

Omg so awesome!

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u/FriedLipstick Jun 21 '22

Soo cool! And I love the way you wear two different socks! We do that all the time too✨

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u/Prince_Saicon Jun 21 '22

Oh wow thats so cool, great job!

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u/Kandrich Jun 21 '22

Shadow on the wall looks like a xenomorph is about to grab you

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u/chilly_chickpeas Jun 21 '22

Please update us with a festival pic!!

Edit: typos!

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u/keera-lalala Jun 21 '22

Gosh! This is like my childhood dream dress

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u/aighttimetodie Jun 21 '22

What are the lights mads of

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u/Sad_Pickle8446 Jun 21 '22

Amazing job!!

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u/[deleted] Jun 21 '22

Aaaaaaand I'm now subbed to r/sewing.

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u/Ok-Understanding4371 Jun 21 '22

This is amazing!

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u/Irishpanda378 Jun 21 '22

That is such an amazing outfit! So well done!!

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u/herrmannimal Jun 21 '22

That is absolutely brilliant. Like a bioluminescent sea creature. And you look super cute in it. 😍

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u/n0face_0 Jun 21 '22

That’s so pretty, good job!!

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u/1975-2050 Jun 21 '22

You are beaming! The dress is beautiful.

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u/Additional_Link5470 Jun 21 '22

Your so fucking cool. &&& your dress too. Great job!!!!!

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u/Significant-Bear6484 Jun 21 '22

Beautiful!! Congratulations!

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u/Brohammer_Megadude Jun 21 '22

Incredible work! Both the dress and your smile are so cute! 😊

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u/Doggoonfromspace Jun 21 '22

That’s beautiful!!! I hope you have a good time!

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u/ItsIdaho Jun 21 '22

Reminds me of that little stick with straight plastic pieces at the end that would project colorful lights at the tip. Miss it, anyone remember the name?

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u/Aware_Shirt Jun 21 '22

Good work that looks awesome. Love it when hard work pays off.

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u/KusoKiseki Jun 21 '22

It's an amazing piece of art! How long did it take to make?