Thursday, August 23, 2012

All Sewn Up...the Zipper Dress

Carefully free motion quilting with the zig zag stitch, through all of the layers, without breaking a needle

Detail shot of the bodice.  I hand sewed black and red embroidery thread in a running stitch, to give it texture and bring in the red for more balance

The bottom of the skirt with the contrast of the background
I love this view and think this will be a nice addition to my moo card designs

another view
Finished.  19"wide by 24 1/2" high.  So darn happy!  Now I've got to decide where my design wall will be placed in my new studio.  It will be nice to have some 'new' work to look at and inspire me to finish the other pieces in this collection "Dress Up" for 8 that Create's gallery show in NY.   "Off the Hanger: Form & Surface" will be making it's debut at View in Old Forge NY.  The exhibit will run from Friday October 12, 2012 through December 2, 2012.  You can learn more about the gallery hosting the exhibit here.


  1. Wow! Love this! What a creative idea!

  2. I LOVE it!!! So Jamie Fingal. I just tuned in to the fact that there will be 4 pieces in this series so I'm excited to see what else you come up with!

  3. I just love how it came out and I did some sewing over items myself and was pleased that I was able to skip over them without breaking the needle;) Now I need to decide what to do, so I am procrastinating while I think.


  4. So unusual and quite a challenge I would think to sew all those zippers in.

  5. wow, this is beautiful- I love the idea of using zips

  6. Just fabulous, Jamie! Love the style and colors of the piece.

  7. Do you have grown up measurements too? I can see little girls loving this dress!
    Too Fun!

  8. I would like to tell you that this design is awesome is that made on Embroidery Machines?


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