Design Competition

Elegance in Deep Purple

Authors
  • Diane Sparks (Colorado State University)
  • Patricia Murray (Colorado State University)

Abstract

The design challenge was to create a strapless evening dress using hand-painted silk-rayon velvet. Gradation dyeing was used first to establish the darkest purple at hemline; then the undyed bodice area was painted with fabric dyes in a large-scale floral design. Flowers were positioned after the darts were positioned and marked so the floral design was not compromised by seaming. Fabrics for the shawl were hand-dyed and pleated using the traditional Japanese Shibori method.

How to Cite:

Sparks, D. & Murray, P., (1998) “Elegance in Deep Purple”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 1999(2).

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Published on
01 Jan 1999
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