That 70s costume
Added Aug 21, 2010
i had an invite to my supervisor’s 40th birthday party, a 70s themed costume party. i didn’t have a lot of time, and i’m a poor student on a scholarship so didn’t have much money either. so i went to vinnies (secondhand/thrift store) on my way home and bought a couple of tablecloths, and this is the result. the dress is a large tablecloth in icy green with a small diamon pattern on it. i’m unsure what the fabric is, but it frayed horribly. the floaty bit at the top is a square muslin tablecoth, which i cut the middle out of, gathered, and put bias binding on the rough edges. the skirt is gathered at the waist but loose enough to pull on over my head, and there is a press stud closure.
the belt is my mum’s and is authentic 70s – it also covers up the slightly messy and lazily-done join between the skirt and bodice.
two tablecloths, one muslin, one unknown