Tuesday, November 8, 2011


waterdress by Lorie McCown

waterdress, a photo by Lorie McCown on Flickr.

One of 4 art dresses I've made based on the 4 elements of earth, fire, air and

water.  Made of hand dyed fabrics and fibers, each one took me over 2 weeks

to make. Hand and machine sewn, embroidered and appliqued. This dress is a

bit 'fish' shaped, with positive and negative kelp and fish shapes all over. 

It's over 70" long and wearable. I have made hangers for all of them as well.

Here's a detail shot of the dress..

Maybe a 'wave' dress next..


Lorie McCown said...
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Anonymous said...

Your dresses are beautiful! I know they are art pieces, but are they wearable? How wonderful to wear a piece of art out to dinner!

Lorie McCown said...

Amy- Yes, in theory you can wear them. There is a front/back etc. That was not my first intention, but I sewed clothing a million years ago, so use those techniques for the 'base'. The rest, though, is all art! xo