Well... I got a lot of purple poplin lying around from a sale, originally to make a shirt-dress, but I never got round to it. Instead, I made this random frilly dress, inspired by Japanese punk. It's really
frilly and I kind of love it.
Pattern is a basic blouse taken from Gosurori 5 and modified. In hindsight I should've added some waist darts to make it fit better, but a big belt is fine by me.
Massive piratey ruffle at the front. I'm a buttonhole noob.
From the side, a pouffy ruffled skirt, cupcakey and SHORT. I kind of have to wear something under it to keep it decent.
The sleeves were kind of tight.
Can't really lift my arms! Which is a small problem. Short length + tight sleeves = standing like a doll all day and sitting like a lady. No soccer for me
On the plus side, the set in sleeves didn't fit properly to the armhole, which led to some cute pleats in the sleeve.
The poplin is crinkly. Woo
#1: sewing 15 buttons by hand leads to intense boredom
#2: topstitching at 3 in the morning is not a good idea
#3: buttonholes and hand-rolling ruffles are a pain in the bum
PS: Does anyone know a better way to sew ruffles to a shirt without getting the actual shirt pleaty-folded into the stitching, while you're sewing it, and then have to unpick it? Or do you just say a prayer and hope for the best?
I had heaps of fun though, might try another one in the distant future