Added Feb 1, 2012
Angel City, Cali...
My friend Ruby Friedman is a singer/musician who asked me to alter her fabulous $10 vintage dress from the late 60’s for an upcoming performance. She is a perfect hourglass shape, so the dress fit her tiny waist but barely fit her through the hip and came up short of her bust as well.
I let out the bodice by creating two cut outs in the back secured by lacing at the high neck and center back. I let out the under skirt to allow for better movement, re installed zipper and then, to make it a bit more rock and roll, we cropped the lining skirt. Not only does it modernize the piece a bit, but it works well with the hour glass silhouette and sheer volume of the over skirt. It also creates some much needed venting on stage!
Ruby Friedman Orchestra is dropping their first album this summer. Can’t wait.
A waist sash provided ample fabric for trimming out the new cutout back and providing the ties.
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