Swoon: Oda Silk Charmeuse Dress


What you’re looking at.

Hand-dyed stretch silk charmeuse dress with vintage cotton crochet at neck and attached petticoat made of tea-stained and hand pleated silk tulle, habotai, and dupioni with hand sewn yo-yo decorative accents. From the “Threesome of Stone” collection.

Who made it.

Angie Kim, Maggie Kim, and Mandalyn Begay of ODA

Why we love it.

This dress has a beautiful feminine color combination and wonderful attention to detail. We adore the vintage cotton crochet at the neck, which is elegantly framed by purple pleating, hand-beading and cowrie shells. We’re particularly fond of the amount of overall hand work and technique present in this piece, especially at the bottom of the petticoat, which is tea stained and adorned with hand-pleating and hand-sewn yo-yo accents.

Although there are a lot of different techniques and materials going on, it all comes together very well. We’re suckers for mixed-media work and the combination of fabric work with beading, shells, Swarovski crystals, and hand dying really makes this a delightful work of handmade wearable art.


Forest and Fiber is Jared and Suzanne Karnes, a pair of married makers with a love for hand made body jewelry and clothing.

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