so i bought this dress years ago for a dressup afternoon visit to Canada's wonderland with a girlfriend of mine. yeah, we're kinda weird. it was floor length black polyester, with the bust in the co-ordinating green-and-blue ohso70s flowery print.
the embroidered flower in the green-and-blue neon polyester was already there... i can't take credit for that. but i did shorten the skirt immensely, remove the zipper from the back and resize it, hem the waistline and add the ruffle, which took 3 aggravating tries on my machine, but after much cursing, i finally got it! i can safely say i'm no longer a ruffle virgin.
this is a bad pic of my trying to model it in my mirror:
and this is a close up of me wearing it while sitting down: