Added Aug 12, 2011
So I’ve been really silly whenever I do re-fashions/up styles. Which ever you prefer to call it… I don’t really fancy either, they both sound a little wanky to me. I don’t know what id prefer, so any suggestions are welcome. ANYWHO the point is I don’t usually take photos of the before shots, because I always approach them thinking I won’t do too much, and the BAM! I’ve suddenly torn the whole thing apart, cut it up, and sewn it back together…and then I’m like, ‘oh dam I should have snapped it before hand for a before and after shot’.
So if you have a vivid imagination, here is a vague description of what it was like before. It still had the pleated bias skirt, it just came half way down my calf, and it didn’t fit me in the bust atttt all. Like it wasn’t fixable by changing the darts at ALL, oh and the zip was pretty broken and it was too wide for me… I had to figure out another way to change the bust so I could still wear it because it was so pretty and 40’s-esq. I ended up just slicing down centre front, and I was originally just going to put a yoke in, but after spending id say a good few hours in the mirror with pins and scissors and alot of darting, this is what I ended up with. YAY. Officially the most revealing dress I own. I also was happy that I used up a very small amount of pleated ribbon from my notions stash….oh I just read that do’s and don’ts list. I am a chronic notions and scrapoholic. But I am trying to cut down and clear out for when I eventually run away from home.
I got this dress at a local fashion market at the very beginning of the year, and the kind ladies in the stall across from me gave it to me for 10 bucks because they thought I would suit it so well. Lovely ladies! I’m glad at how it turned out, and of course with the scraps I made some form of bow at the back after fixing the zip. It’s attached on one side and a press stud on the other. I still wanted to be able to wear belts with it, because I think it suits a little white belt.
I apologise for the long post about nothing really exciting! Oops.
Thanks to mr spring for taking my lovely pics.
Can’t wait to wear this with these cute little white vintage shoes i just got n_n
Pleated ribbon, new zipper, interfacing, PATIENTS
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