Well, after seeing the choices in dresses for this year's school ball, (which isn't till JUNE!), I got bored. it was all not-in-your-face. which definitely wasn't me, so i decided to go for a sort-of 50's swing dress look, ie: circle skirt and petticoat, skirt with slit to show petticoat and this awesome starry stuff i found which will go over the petticoat and be shown through the slit. I'm still gonna do that - in either the red or the blue.
HOWEVER, on my trails around the fabric stores, I found a really awesome fabric, and had to buy it. It was 1/2 price. I was going to only make a skirt, but had enough to make a dress. I'll get to it. I made a 3/4 circle skirt for the bottom, which is all I've done so far, which i think is pretty good for 3 am.-
I tried making bodices via guess 'n' check,in practice fabric, because I'm lazy + broke, but gave up and bought this pattern for NZ$3
It's 10cm too small round the bust, (97cm, I'm 107), so I'll have to re-size it, but it's the exact shape in the bodice I was looking for ( without armband thingys.) Plus, it helps me out because now i have a bodice pattern for the ball dress. YES!! Phew, that's my rant over! When I get up to making my ball-dress I'll post the pictures. PS- buying the petticoat for it. I have a severe hatred of working with tulle...
All comments and criticism welcomed!
***EDIT*** found a better pattern
Happy New Year Everybody!