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When I first saw that pomegranate was the contest theme I was totally uninspired. I couldn't figure out how to take a pomegranate and make it anything more than a simple fruit and as my work tends to lean more to the crazy fashion genre, I thought I might just sit this contest out. Then I remembered an Egyptian friend, I once dated that said his family had them growing in his yard. I also remembered an Egyptian woven dress he had given me and the beautiful organic shapes it had on it so I dug through my old stuff (it doesn't fit anymore, lol) and found the dress. I called Ibraheem and asked him if his family had a way of sending photos of pomegranates and he was able to send me several nice photos with permission to use as I wanted and I went to work cutting and pasting and blending. That's how the ruby encrusted party pants were born. His sister who provided the pictures is thrilled with the design and has forwarded it to some friends of hers in Egypt that may be interested in using it in their fashion business. Sorry Spoonflower but I also gave her permission to print the fabric in Egypt if they liked it. It's was only fair. She was the one who said that they looked like rubies and she wanted a pair of pants made out of the fabric to wear. So a big part of this design and the title are thanks to Kiya. I get by with a little help from my friends. I'm gonna try with a little help from my friends.