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Topic: Sign on the Dotted Line
Fabric: Spandex thread, Linen, Polyester Georgette
Color Scheme: Black, Maroon

So the challenge was to design a tube dress that best defines your point of view. Given that a tube dress has a very form-fitted basic template silhouette and limited constructive options (no horizontal seams)...I already liked the shape the tube dress has, so I kept it. I designed a fitted, black dress made of linen with a hem just above the knee, and a funnel-collar and elegant draped cape-sleeves coming out of the armhole seam and into a waist belt. The cape sleeve, made of red polyester georgette also drapes out of the collar seam in the front and back as illustrated front and profile views to clearly see. The drape hangs with a more dramatic flare in the back. The spandex thread used on all seams and hem give the dress a very comfortable function. You can run in it, jump in it...have a life and still look like a fab dish.

All in all, the dress defines my point of view and I wanted to do a simple design to not ruin my liking of the basic tube dress. I like the shape it already I kept it, but gave it a new style with fabric attachments and I innovated with the sleeves. I love flamboyance and retro-polished looks...and the look here is definately simple, clean, polished and chic. I gave my model a fingerwave-sleek hairstyle dramatically altering her hair's natural length and making it appear shorter.

Model: Lipstick
Hair: Platinum Blonde
Race: White
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jadexx Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2006  Hobbyist Interface Designer
<3 i still dont understand tube dress, i always thought a tube dress was like really a tube like nothing on the shoulders.
ZebrASkin44 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2006   Interface Designer
ThanX guys.

Jadexx, a tube dress is basically a tube-shaped dress with a tube silhuoette. A "silhuoette" means the "outline shape" of a garment. For a tube dress, the shape is fitted and tube-like. However, from a designer's point of view, this can be altered somewhat for creativity and style, as long as the rules are followed. No horizontal seams...or else it becomes a "different" style of dress as I mentioned in Chris' challenge journal entry.

A tube dress can definately have sleeves...long or short of any style. It can also have any type of neckline. From the chest can do whatever you please. However, the torso must follow the rules to remain its style of a tube dress.

With mine, I didn't change much cuz like I said, I like the tube dress as it is. However, I innovated and added sleeves...which basically are sewn to the back of the arm-hole seam, and drape forward into the waist-belt. Whats neat about the sleeves is that they dont look like sleeves...they look like a drape-accessory of some sort, but its not. It's attached, giving the dress "design." The same goes for the drape coming down the center...which directly comes out of the funnel-collar seam.

The back has another center drape as a similar effect, but as you can tell...has a more dramatic effect to it to give the dress a high-fashion look to it. I wanted this design to be fun, flirty and flamboyant...but still mantain a feminine sophistication. To demonstrate this further...I gave her a fun stance were she's almost jumping, but from the waist-up, she looks modest, comfortable and poised...even in the face.
cjrogers1993 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2006
I luv the way you explain things! IT's like remind me of Austin Scarlett in a way when you explain your creations.
jadexx Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2006  Hobbyist Interface Designer
oohh okay i see thanks
wakasashe Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2006
Original and very vintage looking.
PK-PSDOL Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006
nice design zebra well done love the originalty
adriannauk Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
great job, I love this one, great design! ^^
Juliet196 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
I really like this design. You have a very creative point of view.
KKW2 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006
Schweet, that's awesome arion!
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