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Indian Rose by JenniferWeiler Indian Rose by JenniferWeiler


I found an old bridal lehenga on Ebay and loved it but desperately wanted to turn it into a dress. How hard could that be? Apparently a lot harder than I thought.

Most of this is hand sewn to avoid destroying all of the bead work which was crazy enough but for those that are not familiar with Indian clothing, pieces like sari's and lehengas do not always have symmetry because of the way it's designed to be worn. SO this thing had NO symmetry outside of the bodice and cutting around that and trying to piece it all back together was CRAZY. Glad GLAD GLAD it's over lol. My back is killing me over this one haha. There was so much that had to be done I cannot begin to force myself to re-type it all and have to relive it lol. Just know that I know have a nasty migraine from being bent over this thing the last few days without much sleep. XD

The actual color of this piece is a beautiful dark purple burgundy but for whatever reason, my camera decided it was red. >.>

This piece is available to purchase here: [link]

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:iconakari-sakata:
akari-sakata Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
This is phenomenal. Flawless execution; it was worth all the blood, sweat and tears, I'm sure!
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! And it definitely was! (:
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
That is gorgeous! I am completely in awe that you did the sewing and beading by hand! Your clothes are truly works of art! :rose:
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, hun! (:
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:iconkatew49:
KateW49 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO PRETTY :O
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! (:
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:iconkatew49:
KateW49 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconiloveitplz::iconyourewelcomeplz:
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:iconamiprodigy:
AmIProdigy Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want that dress so bad it hurts
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug: (:
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:iconamiprodigy:
AmIProdigy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha
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:iconmadewithlove8:
MadeWithLove8 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is so beautiful. I just can't believe it. and all hand sewn. :love:
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! (:
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:iconmadewithlove8:
MadeWithLove8 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome!
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:iconastraldreamer:
astraldreamer Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OH but it's GORGEOUS!!!!!
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha thank you! (:
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:iconjillhoffman:
JillHoffman Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, this is impressive!
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! (:
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:iconfellonie:
Fellonie Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! So many lovely details!
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! (:
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:iconemeraldrose3:
EmeraldRose3 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Absolutely stunning! This is a piece I would definitely wear myself.
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! (:
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:iconhellianakatsu:
hellianakatsu Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're fantasic with this work! Very amazing!!!
You're so talented and pay attention to the details. Congrats for your great talent!!! REALLY!
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Details are what I live for! Thanks so much, glad you like it! :hug:
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:iconhellianakatsu:
hellianakatsu Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! ^^
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:icondream-angel-artista:
Dream-Angel-Artista Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
TwT woooooooooooooooooooow i love the details and color!
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, hun! <3
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:icondream-angel-artista:
Dream-Angel-Artista Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
sure! no problemo!
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Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012   Photographer
Absolutely incredible! The shape and style of this looks like something a princess would wear. I can only imagine how pretty the color is in person as the description of it sounds wonderful. All of your hard work was well worth it!
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JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm hoping to get some shots of it with a model and hopefully then the color will show up a bit better. I just always get excited when I finish something in the middle of the night and want to photograph it right away haha! Thanks so much, glad you like it! (:
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RayvensEye Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012   General Artist
That is beyond beautiful !
And I totally understand the craziness you endured doing this piece, I have done similar with Indian dresses for my daughter.
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! Oh how fantastic!!! It is a ton of fun but your back sure doesn't like you when it's finished haha! XD
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RayvensEye Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012   General Artist
You're welcome :)
It is a ton of fun and I think when you look at what you have accomplished it is all worth it in the end would you not say ?
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I would definitely agree on that! (:
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:iconrayvenseye:
RayvensEye Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012   General Artist
:D
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:iconmelzika:
melzika Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
This is gorgeous! I love it, and all of the detail you put in it. Beautiful! :clap:
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, hun!! Glad you like it! ^~^ <3
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:iconmelzika:
melzika Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
You're quite welcome!! :D
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:iconemeraldrose3:
EmeraldRose3 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
WANT! so unfair that it's not for sale....
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha yeah this one's for me. XDDD
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:iconisar-anon:
Isar-Anon Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely beautiful
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, hun! ^~^ <3
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DarkFireRaven Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is gorgeous! I love how it turned out! I think all that hard work was worth it. :)
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! I think so too! :la:
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MercilessInk Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Curse you and your awesomeness! This is so amazing, it kills me slowly and painfully =P
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
HA! Hey, my perfume is called "Love Kills Slowly".... maybe I should rename it so it more appropriately fits my profession. ;P
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MercilessInk Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Filmographer
hahahah do it XD
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
;P
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:iconkou-usagi:
kou-usagi Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
omg i love this
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! (:
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:iconcicillia:
Cicillia Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Preettyy!
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