When it comes to designing clothes, Sarah Bryan likes a task she can really get her teeth into.
For 26-year-old Sarah is rapidly making a name for herself thanks to her dresses decorated with SWEETS.
Last year she produced a frock covered entirely in Skittles that was bought by the Stateside team behind the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! museums and books.
And now she has unveiled her latest mouthwatering creation – a dress festooned with hundreds and thousands.
Sarah, who also works as a beauty therapist, said: “The reaction I’ve had has been amazing.
“When people see them they think they can’t be real Skittles or hundreds and thousands – but then they get up close, smell them and realise they are after all!”
The reaction I’ve had has been amazing. When people see them they think they can’t be real Skittles or hundreds and thousands – but then they get up close, smell them and realise they are after all!”
Sarah hit upon the concept for her first dress while preparing for a make-up skills competition last year in Manchester.
She told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “The theme of the competition was ‘Sweet Like Candy’ and I wanted to do something a bit different.
“My [two-year-old daughter Isabella] was playing in a ball pool and that’s when the idea for the Skittles dress suddenly came to me.”
Sarah, from Ossett, spent 180 hours and used around 200 large bags of Skittles painstakingly crafting her debut masterpiece, which had a thin steel base.
She employed a similar method for her second dress, which took about 30 hours but proved no less tricky than the original project.
“My plan was to spread glue on the base and then just sprinkle the hundreds and thousands on top,” said Sarah.
“That didn’t work, though, so I ended up using a make-up brush to put them on in one centimetre square sections.
“It was hard to do but I found it quite therapeutic as well.”
Asked what else she has up her sleeve, Sarah said: “I have a secret idea and I’m not saying what for now. I’m hoping it’s going to get a lot of attention!”
Sarah’s latest dress is currently on sale on eBay.
To find it, enter ‘hundreds and thousands dress’ in the auction site’s search engine.