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Everyone knows that flowers make for a great prop, something very useful in these visual days. Moreover, in this time of social media, we are all looking for good photography props, aren't we? Bloggers, influences and what not, everyone wants to make their photographs pop. Flowers are a great way to do just that. Dried flowers are even better, because you don't have to worry about their expiry date. Dried flowers are also a great way to recycle (when you make your own) and preserve memories. I've been drying flowers for quite some time and there is really nothing to it. You can also buy dried flowers (or even fresh ones if you prefer). They are simply a perfect addition to flat lay photography.

Today I'll speak about creating 3D dresses on fashion illustrations. Now, you don't have to know how to do fashion illustration to try your hand at this. You can trace some of the fashion templates available online (be sure to make sure the author is o.k with that) or you can print them out. You can also print out some fashion illustration (again make sure the artists don't mind). Alternatively, you can also cut out a photograph from a fashion magazine and have fun with it. The point is that you try to create a 3D dress using dried or fresh flowers. This can be a fun DIY project. You can use it to make a card for someone. I'm not sure who first came up with the idea of mixing fashion illustration with flowers, but it's certainly a great idea. So, what do you really need? 

First you need the base, a drawing, a painting or a photograph over which you'll create a 3D dress. As I explained, you don't have to know to draw to get your hands on some fashion illustrations. You can trace a free fashion template or something of the sort. Alternatively, you can also use a photograph of some model, either on its own or trace it on a piece of paper. If you do know how to draw fashion illustration bodies, make sure you keep it simple. You can experiment with body poses as you much as you want, but keep in mind what areas you want to be free. I've seen some illustrators just drawing faces and hands and legs because they planned to cover the middle part, but I always almost always draw the whole figure (yes even when I'm drawing winter fashion). As you can see here, I drew the these bodies in bikinis. You don't have to draw the whole outfit because that might be distracting. I've been practicing drawing some new poses recently so I figured I might use those sketches. I decided not to draw the whole outfit (just the bikini part) so that I could use these fashion drawings for collages. As you can see first I sketched the illustration in pencils, and then I coloured them with coloured pencils.

Now, comes the fun part. The best thing about creating 3D dresses with dry flowers is that you can create an endless variety relatively easy. You just take the dried flowers, the leaves and whatever you have at hand and start arranging them. Creating a dress shouldn't be that hard. Try to follow the lines of the body. Don't forget to have fun. If you need to look for inspiration, you can always turn to Internet. Pinterest and other social media are filled with lovely examples of fashion illustrations done with flowers. I advise you to be patient and to take lots of photographs. As you rearrange the flowers, you'll end up with new designs- it would be shame not to catch them on camera. 

So, what do you think about these fashion illustrations? Is it something you'd be willing to try yourself? Let me know if you do decide to do just that.  The only down size to these kind of illustrations is that they can be time consuming. It is easy to forget about time as you're arranging these mini 3D dresses. If you like to arrange flowers, you'll probably enjoy this as well. Time flies when you're having fun they say. Some of these 3D dress creations can be time consuming indeed. But so is drawing or collage making- when you think about it, all creative hobbies or jobs take time. So, I think this activity is worth a shot. If you want, I can prepare more posts about this subject for you. Whenever I posted these kind of illustrations, I've always got a lot of great feedback, so I know a lot of people like them. With that in mind, I have prepared these whimsical flower creations. I hope you'll like them. 


As I said, this is not the first time I have done this. If you enjoyed this post and you want to see more of my work with flower fashion illustrating, you're welcome to visit my old posts:

Rose Pedals Fashion Illustratration by IvanaKada
Absolutely Fabulous City Girl by IvanaKada

Queen Of Flowers : Floral Fashion by IvanaKada


I also decide to play a bit with editing, but I think 3D flower dresses are eye-catching enough on their own. However, it's still nice to add some background to them. I did this in few of my older posts, if you remember. Let me know what you think.

Thank you for reading. Have a great weekend!


  1. You are so creative, I like the mix of illustrations and flowers together! I can see why this particular style of design gets you a lot of great feedback - it's a fun combination and the results are beautiful :)

    Hope that you are having a lovely weekend :)

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    1. Thank you Mica, I'm happy you like this combination and that you think it's a fun one.

  2. Queen of Flowers is definitely my favourite piece, dear! xoxo

  3. I have always admired your creativity! These are beautiful! I hope the new year is treating you well! ♥

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    1. thanks, I hope the new 2019 is treating you well too.

  4. This is amazing! I just love your ideas!

  5. You did such a good job with dry flowers! It looks amazing and super creative xx

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  6. What a cool idea! Actually, I did something with fruit and sculpture yesterday which I need to remember to post but I love how you explained this. The framed ones you did are aaaaaaaaaaaamazing!

  7. Amazing post

  8. These are amazing Ivana!! I've seen a couple things like this on Facebook, and it never ceases to amaze me.
    We never have real flowers around, because our cats eat them. But the dried ones would totally work!!

  9. Che magnifica idea Ivana.....ADOROOOOO!! Le tue illustrazioni sono ancora più belle con questi fiori!
    Come sempre bravissima!
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  10. Hello dear
    You are a true artist, your works are so delicate I would say they are the mirror of your soul, delicate and soft. I love the roses and the 3D effect, very creative.
    Take care

    1. Thank you, that's such a sweet thing to say.

  11. Dear Ivana, I think the same as Mica: you are extremely creative and to create 3D dress with dried (or even fresh) flowers is super impressing! And the dresses you created are fantastic. I believe you on the spot that creating such dresses is really time-consuming and you can forget the time over it :) This is another very beautiful post - I enjoyed reading and watching a lot! Thanks a lot for sharing and I hope you enjoyed the weekend as far as possible.
    xx Rena

  12. stupende questa idea dei fiori!

  13. These are gorgeous, I love the added flowers to your work, it gives them pop and makes them more tangible. I do love flowers. Really impressing. I hope you had a wonderful weekend and your new week will be bliss too xx

  14. Le tue creazioni mi lasciano sempre stupefatta!!!! Bravissima!!

  15. che bella questa idea dei fiori, sono delle vere opere d'arte

  16. Ivana your are super talented, i love the Flower art photographic collage
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  17. Lovely post dear! Have a great week! xx

  18. This is such an inspired and beautiful use of dried flowers. They add such a lovely sense of dimension to your pretty illustrations.

  19. creative.
    greeting- evi erlinda

  20. You're so creative Ivana! You did a wonderful job with the dry flowers to your illustrations! Have a great week!

  21. This is incredible! It's such a creative concept! Thanks for sharing! :)

  22. Wow, i love the Illustrations with the Blossoms, what a great Idea!


  23. Amazing illustrations. A great review indeed, thanks for sharing!

  24. How beautiful and delicate!!
    I loved your idea of ​​putting the dried flowers.
    I really wanted to know how to draw, but I don't know :(

  25. You are very talented! Keep it up◝(ᵔᵕᵔ)◜

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  26. nice blog your blog is too impressive for new blogger
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