This is a quilted ballet dress which I made for my A Level Textiles Exam, it is based on art influencing fashion. I looked at the artist Degas and his paintings and pictures of the ballet and I also looked at Mackintosh's watercolours of flowers and plants. for the skirt I quilted satin after screen printing a light wash of flowers and plants that I had drawn, I then free stitched over this to make the colours pop and give more texture to the skirt. For the bodice I stitched some net on and then free stitched some flowers and leaves onto it to continue the theme. I used eyelets and ribbon to lace up the back of the bodice and also made a net tutu to go under the skirt to give it more volume.