Amber DiFilippo — Fashion Designer based in Philadelphia, PA

Victorian Burton

Digital & Created

This collection was inspired by the movie “The Corpse Bride,” by Tim Burton. Mainly my ideas came from the main character, the bride. Her distressed wedding dress and the color of her skin was my main inspiration. My garments are Victorian style, with a modern twist. The movie is in a gloomy type of setting, which is how I came up with my color scheme of lots of black, blues and periwinkles. The bride herself is blue that is why everything has an underlay of blue tones. Many iridescent fabrics will be used along with many different textures. There will be a lot of overlay of fabrics, including lace. Trims will be placed in between most of the seams to add an extra detail. The trim detail will be different styles and sizes of trims and ruffles throughout the pieces. The collection will consist mainly of dresses, skirts, and a short look that has a skirt/veil attached to its waist. My accessories include veils and headpieces.

ForSenior Collection DateFall 2016
Handmade RufflesCreated all the ruffles incorporated in collection

DIY: Tea Dyeing and Creating Ruffles

Supplies Needed:

  • Fabric that you are dyeing
  • Teapot
  • Stirring Utensil
  • Sink
  • Boiling water
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Thread
  • Ruler
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Black Tea bags about 20

Step One: Fill teapot with water
Step Two: Boil Water
Step Three: Fill sink with water
Step Four: Pour boiling water into sink
Step Five: Add tea bags
Step Six: Put fabric in sink
Step Seven: Let soak for one hour
Step Eight: Remove from water, rinse and let dry
Step Nine: Cut fabric in 4 inch strips
Step Ten: Fold fabric in half
Step Eleven: Hand baste across bottom
Step Twelve: Sew on sewing machine straight across bottom, where open end is. Cut thread when get to end, and all done.