i make a birthday dress every year... to the point where they are over-the-top and i probably won't ever wear them again
this past weekend was my 24th birthday, and since i guess i'm about getting to that ol' age where i'm not supposed to make a huge deal out of my birthdays... might as well go big or go home.
i found this pattern on etsy:
i know it is ridiculous. the first time i saw it, i thought, "man, that thing is ugly" continued with my shopping. but it HAUNTED me until i finally went through an extensive search to locate it.
all my fabric came from the fancy fabric store that is normally too expensive for me to shop at (i think just the solid colors alone were $40+), and the only alterations i made to the pattern was adding the tulle underlayer and messing around with the back seams to make them lay flat. were i to construct this pattern again, i'd probably make the neckline a little lower and more scoop-y. also, i really would not reccomend attempting this unless you have a dressform or a friend to help you size and pin - the back took a LOT of tweaking to get it to look right, and even then it could have been improved.
all in all, it was a super easy pattern and the dress itself is extremely comfortable.
sorry about my black bra poking out - promise i had on proper undergarments when i wore it in action!
and then on the dressform:
my dressform has smaller b00bz than i do, hence the ill darts.
and the only action shot of me that night (sorry! i don't normally take pictures!)
i was wearing pink stilettos with it, too
anyway, thanks for sludging through that epic entry with me; please let me know what you think