Sunday, June 13, 2010
And now for something completely different!
This is my dress for Margaret's Dress Up 2010 It's a bit of a stray from the dresses I've made so far and certainly did not start out the way it ended up. First, I made a sleeveless sheath of some turquoise paper with glittered copper dots. Then I thought a crinoline should go over top. So I did that with some blue sheer fabric from my stash and over top of that I added some shredded copper ribbon. Then it needed a belt of ribbed velvet ribbon with a jewel for a buckle. (I have LOTS of ribbon) Then it was looking a little bit circus-y, and so I cut the bottom of the sheath into leggings. And OMG, TOO circus-y!, so I chopped the leggings off and sort of had a ballerina outfit. I kind of thought at this point maybe a teenage girl would wear it to a rock concert, but it needed something else. So I gave it a ribbon (did I mention I have a LOT of ribbon?)cowl collar. Then it needed a button to hold the collar closed. And then I stopped. It was done. Not exactly what I had in mind, and not what I will be wearing to the concert hall if Rod Stewart ever comes back to town, but I'm sure there is a teenage girl somewhere out there who would wear this in a New York Minute.
Don't I write a great tutorial? LOL