Making The Fashion Not Fear Dress That Was In An Art Exhibit

Last year, I told you about an invite I received to make a dress that will be put in an art exhibit from October 2019 through February 2020.

Destined By Design: A Celebration Of African American Fashion was the name of the exhibit. How could I say no? It was one of my first times making a dress that was for special occasions. And it was definitely the first time I ever had something that I created in an art display. It was such an honor!

If you didn’t get a chance to visit, you truly missed out. The talent made by other black dress and jewelry designers was amazing. Here is a look back at the process of making the dress and how it turned out.

Sourcing the fabric

Picking fabric for a dress

First time making a corset, so had to use part of a pattern for help!

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Making a corset

Dropping off the dress at the Texan Cultures Institute

Family coming out to show support!

Fashion not fear dress on display

The dress on display

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My name on display!

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Thanks to the curator who invited me to put a dress on display along with family, friends, and everyone who came out to check it out! It means the world!!

I was thinking about having a contest to give the dress away to one lucky winner. What are your thoughts on that and the dress?? Let me know in the comments…

Stay Fearless πŸ’‹

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