Fashion
Talented seamstress makes one-of-a-kind flapper dress from 2000 pennies
The history and glamour combined with couture in this dress are the stuff fashionista dreams are made of. 👗😍
Ma Fatima Garcia
03.18.22

If you want to do something, you can do it as long as you set your mind to it. Better if you have the passion and the love in the craft you chose.

Shay Rose, also known as Crescent Shay by her 943K subscribers on YouTube, posted a video that went viral for its uniqueness and beauty.

The penny flapper dress

Most of us don’t pay attention to our pocket change. Most often, it goes directly to our piggy bank or in an unused container, but did you know you can use pennies to create amazing projects?

Shay used pennies for handmade clothing.

The stunning cocktail dress from coins had cross-back straps and fringe designs at the bottom that will make you think it’s a piece that Kim Kardashian would wear.

YouTube Screenshot / Crescent Shay
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YouTube Screenshot / Crescent Shay

This talented 22-year-old girl is making a name on social media because of her beautiful works.

For this project, Shay first collected hundreds of pennies from her home. She cleaned and dried them thoroughly and taped them into bundles of five.

Then it was time to drill.

She drilled holes in her penny 5-stacks and prepared them for the next step.

YouTube Screenshot / Crescent Shay
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YouTube Screenshot / Crescent Shay

At first, Shay thought it would be an easy project that would last a week. However, when she posted the video, she said it had been more than three weeks, and she was still not done.

Time-consuming? Yes. Worth it? Definitely!

YouTube Screenshot / Crescent Shay
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YouTube Screenshot / Crescent Shay

Shay was able to finish the top part of the dress first. Then came the most time-consuming part – the completion of the skirt.

Finally, she was able to put the two together, and she tried the dress on. However, due to the weight, the straps gave in.

She had to repair the dress and use fishing lines to support all the weight.

Then, she added some fringy flair.

YouTube Screenshot / Crescent Shay
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YouTube Screenshot / Crescent Shay

The talented young lady was able to complete her project!

“I totally underestimated just how many pennies this skirt would take, and especially how long it would take to chainmail all of the pennies. But it’s finally done!!! And honestly, despite all the work it took, I really do think it was worth it.”

YouTube Screenshot / Crescent Shay
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YouTube Screenshot / Crescent Shay

Just look at that gorgeous dress!

It’s truly a masterpiece.

She modeled the dress and posted the photos on her Instagram account.

According to her, it took her a while to get into the dress because she had to literally “wiggle” so she could wear it.

YouTube Screenshot / Crescent Shay
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YouTube Screenshot / Crescent Shay

She also said that aside from its beauty, it would be hard for anyone to wear it.

A person wearing this cocktail dress made from pennies won’t be able to sit down and after a few minutes, you will surely feel the weight of the dress.

In the shade, the coin dress gives off a gradient effect. The coins were also visible and seeing the dress, Shay’s work was impressive.

In the sunlight, she’s radiant.

If you’re in a place where the sun shines brightly, the dress will glow. Shay describes it as an armor dress or scales.

All in all, LA-based artist Shay Rose completed this incredible cocktail dress from 2,652 coins!

Watch the full video below!

Keep up with this talented young lady by following her on her YouTube or Instagram account.

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By Ma Fatima Garcia
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Ma Fatima Garcia is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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