So, uh, the procrastinator that I am... well, I'm supposed to go to a concert in exactly a week (not counting today and the concert date, August 5th)... Guess what I figured out while folding all my clean laundry and digging through my boxes of unpacked clothes (we just moved)? Yeah, you guessed it. I have NOTHING. TO. WEAR.
So what's a crafty chica to do?! She decides to make her own. Well, wants to, but not that advanced, so will settle for a recon!
A lot of you wonderful and talented ladies on here helped me get my sewing machine to work awhile back, and I've been sewing up a storm (projects I will post later since they were mostly for my best friend and I don't want her to stumble on here and find them before they get mailed off to her!). Can you maybe help me now?
I got a green prom dress from a friend about a year ago because she hated that it sat in her closet untouched for months and hoped I could put it to use, giving me permission to chop it up if required. It's two pieces (are all prom dresses this way?). The top/bodice part is one, zips up in the back. Then there's a long skirt, zips up in the back. There's just one problem here... The bodice top won't zip all the way. And the skirt's a little snug at my hips, but fits enough to zip. Does that make sense? I don't have a picture of the actual dress at the moment, because we just moved and I need to find which box it's actually located in...
But I googled prom dresses, and eventually found the one that most resembles it... and it's this one, minus that sparkly band thingy under her boobs, and I don't have that shawl thing she's holding either.http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h217/julie_wentz/2008-prom-dress-4.jpg
Okay, finally, question numero uno! (and that is the extent of my Spanish!)
I want to make that neckline look like the one on this dress, just not as deep, (but I'd add fabric behind that V) in hopes it'll give me room enough to zip up that extra 3-4 inches that WON'T zip on the dress? http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h217/julie_wentz/necklineiwant.jpg
How exactly would I go about doing that? I figured I either cut a slit in the center, or cut the whole V shape into the center? Or is there a better way to make it fit than this?
And with the skirt, I'd like for it to be kinda poofy. Using the extra fabric from the skirt of the dress because I hate long dresses.
So I'd like the skirt to be similar to either of these;http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h217/julie_wentz/dress8.jpg
Which would be a bit faster in your opinion? And how would I do that? Would there be enough fabric on the dress?
I have a 1/2 yard or so of white prom-y fabric left that I bought at JoAnn's awhile back for something else that I never got around to (that'd be the fabric I'd place behind the V).
I'm so sorry for the novel I typed you.
I'm crossing my fingers some of you can help me!