7.26.2013

Supernatural dress

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{Photos by Ruth}

This dress took a while to come up with. Since Supernatural is a modern show I didn't have an obvious vintage image to turn into a sweater, like my Superman project

So I decided to do a 1950s based outfit. I found a pattern in my favorite dress style, then worked on designing the fabric. I wanted it to look like any old 50s novelty print at a glance, but closer up it would depict kitschy looking versions of key items in the show. I struggled with what color to make the background, then one night it hit me: Deans jacket green. Duh. The fabric printed a little lighter than I uploaded, but I like it anyway. 

You can find the fabric here if you want to make your own Supernatural frock. 

Ruth and I had a blast taking pictures, luckily no one walked by to find two girls making circles with salt and carrying around a pie...

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67 comments:

Carla said...

Oh goodness Solanah! Your dress is super adorable!!! I really love how it turned out.

à la Mode St. said...

Wonderful job with the fabric! Spoonflower is such a great service. I hear good things about it but have never used it myself. If I were crafty like you, I'd probably make use of it. I'm content admiring what people make. :)

Harlow Darling said...

Wow this dress is amazing! I have never watched Supernatural, but as a sucker for a nicely cut dress and a good novelty print I am in LOVE with this dress. Have you ever considered going into fashion design? It's something I can see you doing very well in :)

Allie said...

Wow, I LOVE your dress! My husband and I are both big fans of Supernatural (my husband has a total man crush on Dean, and I can't say I blame him!) and this is seriously the best! :) Great job on the dress (and the pie looks good, too)!

Johnny and June said...

I can't take the awesomeness of this dress. It's too much for me. I die.

Helen Mae said...

What a strange coincidence - there is a post floating around on Tumblr where a girl made a circle skirt with a devil's trap on it and I was looking at it literally yesterday and thinking that I might make one! THis makes me long for an alternate version where demons are hunted by housewives of the 1950s; I would definitely watch that.

The pie is a great extra touch!

Leila Rose said...

This dress is gorgeous! I love kitschy style tea dresses and I think that this is perfect! xx

anneke said...

You just brought the biggest smile on my face. That is awesome!

Helen Le Caplain said...

Gorgeous dress - and love the shoot concept, looks like you had a lot of fun!

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Purple Ivy said...

First thing that poped into my head was "OMG THAT DRESS"and OMG indeed. The dress is absolutely beuatiful from the material to the style and cut. Kudos to you.

xoxo
Ivy
http://www.purrpleivy.com/

Bambi Cottage said...

I love this dress! How awesome! Supernatural is one of my fave shows ever. I was going to order some Dr Who fabric from spoonflower to make a dress similar to this one but I really want this supernatural fabric too now! Think I'll have to save up until I can afford both as I'm sure the postage to the uk won't be cheap.
I think the supernatural fabric would suit a blouse pattern that I'm sure I have somewhere.

Sasha Rocket said...

This is such a wonderful idea and it looks amazing! I'm rapidly forming a list of shows I want to make my own fabric for now.

Living Vintage said...

Love it!!! I so want to try out spoonflower, its on my list!!!

Lisette said...

How super sitnkin cute! The fabric looks amazing. I would probably buy some if I looked good in green. And of course, the photos are a delight!

Svetlana Ava said...

Oh gosh this is absolutely fabulous! I love the dress pattern. I wonder if I can find it somewhere on your blog?

Fräulein CRC said...

Simply a beautiful dress and together with these shoes - perfect. <3

Lucy In The Sky said...

What a fantastic idea for a dress! I love how you've modeled it too. Especially the pie. Dean would be proud.

Mabel said...

I apologize if I'm stupid, but you're talking about Supernatural from The CW, right? With Dean from Gilmore Girls? Well, I've never watched that, but boy, do I love Gilmore Girls!!!! Will you make me a Gilmore Girls dress that looks exactly like this, but with GG fabric??? lol

Mabel
Life of Mabel

Veronica Chloe said...

I love the fabric, it's perfect for the theme.

Sammi said...

Holy cow, this dress is incredible! Loving the novelty print fabric, and it looks simply beautiful on you! Great photos, as well.

xox Sammi
www.thesoubrettebrunette.blgospto.com

nymph62442 said...

This is Awesome! I started watching the show when it first came out... lost track when I was in school and am now watching again thanks to netflix! I really love the dress!

-Lydia
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BestToBeLikeWater?ref=si_shop

Holly said...

you are unreal!

Immortality Passion said...

Dress is amazing, you beautiful as always, and pie mmmm look delicious :)

zena palacio said...

The dress is absolutely gorgeous! :)you did an amazing job.

Hannah said...

If I was 8 again and lived near you I would ask to be your friend just based on this dress. AMAZING XXXX

Laura said...

That dress is just so gorgeous! I need to send this to all of my Supernatural obsessed friends ASAP. :)

xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

Alexandriaweb said...

That print is actually amazing :D

Kristian said...

What a fun dress and way to love a show!

Jessica Cangiano said...

Seriously magnificent! I love the thought, attention to detail, and degree of (boundless) creativity you pour into your awesome handmade pieces, dear gal.

♥ Jessica

luckylucille said...

You are so amazing!!!! I'm embarrassed to admit I haven't seen this show yet even though it's been recommended to me on Netflix many, many times. I'm going to have to really sit down and watch it now because your dress is just so damn awesome.

Sophie said...

I love this! Please please tell us what pattern you used!

Taygan said...

Your dress looks amazing! I don't watch Supernatural but even I would wear this!

colormebrazen said...

Awesome shoot! I love photos that tell a story, especially the "authorized personnel" one.

Laura said...

The 50's dress is perfect since there was a demon from the 50s last season! LOOOOVE this show!

BaronessVonVintage said...

BRILLIANT!!!!!!!

Erica Louise said...

Beautiful!

Incendiary Blonde said...

Love this set of photos!

LandGirl1980 said...

AWE.SOME!

Heidi Dewhirst said...

Wow, I have no idea what supernatural is (going to google it now) but it seems pretty damn cool, whatever it may be :)
I can't believe you mAde your own print!
X
Heidi's-box-of-various.blogspot.com

Babes in Thriftland said...

You are so creative! I can't get over how cool this is. I wish I has the wherewithal to design fabric AND sew a dress. You're my hero. :)

Erin Gross said...

Lovely dress Solanah! Thank you for sharing it :D xx

Rosie Manifold said...

The amount of fangirl flailing that is going on right now in my room is ridiculous. You have combined two of my two loves so perfectly, I want to make my own!

justicepirate.com said...

First off, props to Ruth for taking these photos!! She did a great job.
Second off, this is a great print that you found and I love the pattern too that you used! It looks lovely on you and the salt. . .a cute prop!!!
+Victoria+

art deco dame said...

That is thee cutest print!

Anushka said...

This is brilliant! I love the photos

Sara Wood said...

I keep coming back to this post, simply to swoon more.

Дарина Данилова said...

Sooo great dress!*_*

Carmen Henry said...

Such a sweet dress :)

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Unknown said...

Oh, Dean would love this :)
Found you through Pintersest, and will def. be following now! You are absolutely beautiful and I love your taste in clothes and television both ;)

Jenny von Olofsson said...

you look stunning <3

wardrobeexperience said...

i love supernatural. the dress is so fun! great idea.

Tara said...

This is so, so good! I absolutely love it, that fabric is amazing!

Nekocandii said...

I LOVE Supernatural and this dress is amazingly adorable and badass at the same time!

Great touch with the pie btw~

Cupcakerator said...

Holy shit! This is so awesome!

CindyRex said...

This is amazing! I hope you'll keep the fabric available for a while, because I think I'd like to buy some in a couple months when I'm all settled in to my new place and my sewing things are unpacked.

SmallThoughts said...

Words cannot express how much I want, nay NEED this dress! 50s does Supernatural - what a combination!

Margaret said...

Wow, your dress looks absolutely amazing :3 It's incredible that you made it yourself :) You have amazing skills ^^

Sassy T said...

Love it. https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

Kristin said...

This is BRILLIANT! Dean's jacket green! And there's even pie! I'm seriously swooning.

Mandy said...

What an amazing dress! And the photoshoot? Perfect. Love it all.

Nella Fragola said...

I love too much this supernatural dress!

Nella

Sassy T said...

Absolutely love this. I have featured it on my Facebook page SassySewing Bees
https://facebook.com/sassysewingbees

Breenah A said...

This is the best thing I have EVER seen. I was only debating following your blog, but then I saw this and it's a done deal. Sewing and Supernatural? You're definitely my fave now.

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, I know I'm (very) late to the party, but I just had to express how much I adore this dress! It is just so awesome and I most definitely will be purchasing the fabric to make my own! ^___^

VintageJacqui said...

This dress is fantastic! Can I ask how much fabric you used? Just wondering how much to order myself to make one. Thanks!

Jennifer said...

Goddamn amazing on every front. Did you use a current pattern and if so, would you mind sharing which one?

Aisha Smith said...

I also love Supernatural and 50s clothing, so your fabric was perfect for what I wanted. I've just picked up my full circle skirted dress that a friend made for me (similar to yours, but longer), and I love it! I'm going to wear it to a SPN convention later this month. Thank you! :-)