I've had this old-timey black velvety dress with lace collar for years and it looks like a tent on me, so I never wear it. I like the old-fashioned feel to it, but I don't know what to do with it. Change it into a costume? Any thoughts? If I do make a costume with it, who would I go as? What time era is it even reminiscent of? Or can I change it around and make it into something else I can wear as "regular" clothes? Sorry I'm so clueless about it--I'm just drawing a total blank and really need some brainstorming ideas. THANKS!!!
Here's a link to a picture of the dress: http://www.flickr.com/photos/elliemom1/