Well, I like dressing up. Thus, I thought I'd celebrate a New Year's Eve as Halloween Parte Deux and have set my heart upon making a dress out of multicoloured vinyl. Now here's the problem...
1)I've never made a "proper" dress before.
2)Never worked from a pattern - just kinda tweaked and tweaked until whatever it was turned out okay.
3)My sewing machine is broken.
But I do have... ELECTRICAL TAPE & PLENTY OF ENTHUSIASM!
I also have an eyelet gun lurking around somewhere but don't know how to use it.
I'm a curvy gal i.e. "more to love" (us size 10) and was thinking of an 80s fitted strapless above-the-knee length cocktail dress affair (long description, I know), which I thought would be conducive to shape-throwing on the dancefloor, and yet be so tacky that it would impress London fashion snobs.
Optimistically thinking, I was just gonna cut the fabric into a suitable shape and then tape up where the seams should be, and somehow tape myself into it. However, I then stumbled upon another problem..
4) Going to the loo!
Once taped in, I wouldn't be able to hitch up the skirt high enough to well, you know.
Here some of the styles that I was considering...
(yup, I know this is fetish wear. Ignore the lacing and erm... the whip)
(ignore the shirt and tie bit)
Am I deluding myself? I don't wanna hack up the vinyl just to make a mess.
How about the tape idea? I thought adhesive would be too fiddly and sewing is out of the question.
I suppose the toilet problem could be solved by having an opening (like in pic 3) or a split along the front or back. Any advice on this one?
What about the dress shape? I was just gonna have 4 panals as in pic 2 or I was gonna make a 50s dress bodice and a pencil skirt. Yay or nay?
NB: despite the pics, I don't actually want as fetish wear.
All comments will be much appreciated.
Woe is me.