i've been listening to a lot of 80s pop and lady gaga (never thought i'd say that, but i loove her now! eeee!!) lately and it seems to have really been influencing the stuff i'm making. not to mention i found a huge stack of some of the craziest looking dresses/shirts at one of those janky off-the-beaten-path thrift stores in the bad part of town. check it:
i've made this before a few times (always in different colors) and everyone seems to love them, so i keep making them
the brown lace is salvaged from an old dress (and i still have a toooon of it left - any suggestions what to pair it with in the future? h8 matching brown to stuff. i have jersey in pretty much every color you can imagine).
this is probably the ugliest dress i have ever purchased. the material is slinky/silky - like a swimsuit. there is a peplum around the (elastic!)dropped waist, although you cannot see it in this picture. my friend allie found the dress. told me i needed to keep the peplum. so i did.
you can't really see the peplum, but i promise it is there! the pink trim is salvaged from that terrible pink mistake i made a few years ago. it is silky just like the main material of the dress.
just like the original dress, the peplum does not reach all the way around. there is a scoop back, though
my friend kristina found this one. she wanted me to leave it as-is, but i was hatin' on the elastic waist (SRSLY what is up with all these elastic waistbands! oh well, i now have an enorm supply of salvaged elastic hahaha
... it ended up being one of the more labor-intensive recons i've done. i was originally going to give the bottom a circle skirt. but i kind of effed that up SOOOO bubble skirt it is
that neck tie? it came with the dress. i think it is a neck tie, anyway. i would have guessed belt but there was also a belt included so idk.
last one - sorry this pic is so awful, this shirt did NOT want to photograph.
i thought the blue looked a little dark, so i paired it with the same yellow as in the polka dots
the bottom is trimmed in what was left of the shirt.
crummy close-up, but you can see the ruffly detailing, and also the line of black piping that separates the shirt from the skirt.
that's all! i still have a few more fug shirts/dresses, so expect more where that came from
please let me know what you think