So, I had my friend's Sweet 16 coming up, and decided to make a dress for it. Man, this was possibly the hardest thing I've ever done. Mainly because it took me forever. And there was a ton of ripping out of stitches (except, that's nothing new..) I'm pretty proud of it, because it was completely original. Usually I just mooch off of other people's ideas (I have the imagination of a vegatable.) And it worked out, yay!'
All of it was made from remnants, cept for the lace, totalling to about 1.5 yards and $7, ha.
Here's it on me:
On the floor (thanks floor!):
Close up of knot (it's not really a knot, but I don't know what else to call it) and lace detail:
Thanks for lookin'!
Oh, and this is me and my friend groovin' and the party, with all the boys lined up for us EDIT
To add a twist/knot thing tute: I hope you can follow...
1. You're going to cut out 2 rectangles. They will be about 1.5 of your bust measurement long, and about 2.5 of your measurement of your breast vertically tall. You can add to the long measurement for security, or add/decrease (make sure it's at least 2x) to the tall measurement.
2. Sew these rectangles hotdog style, right side inside. Then flip inside out.
3. Now, take one of the rectangles and fold it in half. Maneuver the top one half sort of upwards, and sew the yellow line. I made the colors a bit different to demonstrate that you are sewing a top side and bottom side. Make sure you sew it so that when you flip it over, you don't see stitches. Leave a inch or so hole.
4. Okay, now insert other piece into that hole.
5. Now sew that rectangle the same way as the first. Sew as close to where the opening to allow the other piece in as you can. Make sure you sew so that stitches from both rectangles are facing the same way!
6. Sew those holes shut! Well, they won't be entirely shut, obviously, but when pulling on the ends, you should not see gaps.
Note: When you do this, don't be alarmed when it doesn't come together like spoons and icecream. I don't know about you, but this was tricky. Pay attention to where you sew! Make sure all you have are seams when you have the display side up, and not half seams/half stitches. Good luck!EDIT AGAIN..
I forgot to add. Pleat or ruffle the ends to an aesthetically pleasing lay and size.. This is what makes the knot thing look ruffled.