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Mariela Elena Alatorre

For my design concept, I designed a bridal inspired by curtains, lace tablecloths, and the show Say Yes to the Dress. The way the curtains drape reminds me of long dresses, therefore, I wanted to create something that I love to look at; wedding gowns. This dress consists of white lace and sparkly mesh fabric with a nude lining underneath. My dress contains unique shaped straps, and a unique cut of the fabric that makes the dress stand out. One strap is a solid white while the other is a lace fabric, and one side of the dress is made up of lace while the other is a sparkly mesh. Traditional wedding gowns are white; however, my dress is ivory and I incorporated nude as well.

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What was your experience like working on this project?

I was more than excited when I first heard about this project and I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Creating a bridal look was the first thing that came to my head. Upcycling is a very interesting process and the outcome of it is amazing. I have seen many different curtain, and tablecloth patterns from working in the home décor department at Lowe’s which helped me with this design process. I did struggle a bit with coloring the sketch because I was not too sure how to make the color white show properly and I’m sure it would have been easier to make on a tablet.

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