That's an amazing transformation! Maybe if you swapped out the buttons for black or red it'd put it over the top?
ooh, i didn't think of that. black buttons would be PERFECT!!!
I love it! Perhaps if you added a belt at the high waist it might add that certain something you're looking for? I'm picturing a sort of wide red patent leather look.
i like the idea of a belt, but i'm a little concerned that it will cover the piping or compete with it. unless the belt should just replace the piping entirely... eh, i'm no good at accessorizing
I LOVE the shirt recon. But, I would venture that you might be put out by the length of the skirt. Traditionally (and the bow neck makes it feel more retro), the high waist skirt has a long slim silhouette that went down to the knees to balance you out at the bottom. Could that be it? A longer hem maybe? It would need an cool slit in the back though.
that's funny you said that, because i was thinking the whole thing should be shorter!
it does *almost* come down to my knees (well, i'm a little shorty). but i couldn't do a slit because it would mess up the silhouette of the dress, i think, since it's so stretchy and fitted. but i will keep that in mind for my next one - i have a huge stack of these shirts.
i really like this.. the red binding really brought the two parts together
how do you manage to sew a stretchy fabric to non stretchy and NOT end up with a totally wavy seam (do you know what i mean?)
i just stretched the stretchy fabric as i sewed it on the non-stretchy. and use a serger! sergers make everrrrything better
thank you for the comments and suggestions, everyone!!