Traditional Dress/Untraditional Materials (another in the continuing series)


chocolate dress

I know it sounds like a bad this-is-what-girls-like stereotype, but this dress is made (at least partly) of chocolate. Amy sent me the link to this dress (from the LJ community Sew Hip). The dress was part of a contest at the Twin Cities Chocolate Extravaganza, and was created by LJ blogger redheadedchick, a student in the Fashion program at the University of Minnesota.

Here's her original sketch:


chocolate dress

The belt, the bows on the shoes, the bracelet, and the dots on the dress were all chocolate, made by a pastry chef who was teamed up with redheadedchick for the contest. Supposedly the room was warm (occasioning some anxiety) but everything held up except the belt … which the model cleverly held up herself with her fashion-y hands-on-hips pose.

Fun, huh? The only change I would have made would have been to make a teeny little red-and-white striped (peppermint) pillbox hat. I love peppermint hot chocolate …

0 thoughts on “Traditional Dress/Untraditional Materials (another in the continuing series)

  1. Peppermint striped pillbox hat.If they make it, will they wear it?Too late. I’m making it, and I’ll be wearing it.

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  2. Peppermint striped pillbox hat.If they make it, will they wear it?Too late. I’m making it, and I’ll be wearing it.

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  3. I love that dress. I hope she makes it again in a more wearable form. I would wear it. Of course, I’d also probably get chocolate on it, but in a less artful way.

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  4. What a cool concept — thanks for the links. I’m a University of MN grad from sometime in the last century in a totally boring but financially solvent major. It’s good to know that the UofM isn’t all about business. It was not-so-lovingly referred to as the “great gray mediocrity” when I was first there.I would totally eat that dress🙂

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  5. Wouldn’t you think that at a “chocolate extravaganza” in which pastry chefs are assigned to help make dresses, the room for the contest would be specifically chilled? I smell a rat. And didn’t I see Brenda loitering around the thermostat just before the contest? Hmmmm…In jest,a not-so-titian-haired reader

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  6. What a charming dress! Even if the chocolates were sequins or embroidery, and the chocolate belt were just leather or velvet, it’s a delicious design.

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