I call this my paradox bodice. On one hand, there's nothing like a denim top to make you feel large. It looks huge when flattened, and lowers one's self esteem. On the other hand, it makes me feel (maybe not look,
but feel) shapely when I put it on. 0.o
It's made with three different pairs of jeans (so the color and grain are a wee bit different on each panel) and a pair of khakis for the front panel (which had already been cut up, so I have no "befores").
I got this lovely camera for my birthday a while ago, and it came with a tripod and a remote control (the latter of which can be seen in a couple of these), and believe me, both came in very handy when taking the photos.
By the way, the white blouse is seperate, and I didn't make it. But I'm self-conscious to a fault and wouldn't wear the bodice without some form of sleeves.
I'm not crazy about the hem, but it turned out OK, and I'm too lazy to fix how it bulges.
It's loosely based off my Halloween costume from ages ago. No idea what the pattern for that was. I traced the pieces, cut them with huge seam allowances, sewed them together, then put it on inside out and fit it (which was rather difficult.) A couple of the panels are stretch, so I can pull it on over my head, thank goodness. I couldn't find a seperating zipper of the right size, and hook & eye combinations drive me mad.
So... how do you like?