At first, I really wanted to find an interesting sheet to use for this challenge, but failing at that, I went with a plain ol' white sheet I had at home (queen or king size, not sure, the tag was gone).
My idea was to make a gown inspired by Lady Gaga's style, without actually copying any of her outfits. Most of the inspiration was from the red gown she wore to meet the queen (large sleeves, neck ruff).
Since my sheet was white, it ended up as pretty much a wedding dress... at least that's what people have been saying. Someone on the street sang the wedding march as I walked by
The only things that are not from the sheet are of course: the zipper, the tulle in the sleeves, some boning in the collar, and the petticoat (which I already owned).
I used Simplicity 3673 with some changes, and a gigot sleeve pattern I enlarged from a textbook. The collar ties in the back with some ribbon.
I did a disco ball photoshoot... it seemed appropriate. Credit to my friend Eddy for the "worn" photos. I did my makeup to match too, but it's hardly visible. I had CD pieces attached to my cheek.
So here we go!
Progress: this is right after I cut out all the pieces and sewed the (12!) darts in the skirt portion. Notice the large round piece? That's the outside half of a sleeve. Yes.
Some more progress: here I noticed the zipper didn't seperate... ugh... at first I thought I put it in upside down, but nope. I had to take off the metal stop and make some new stops by sewing around with some embroidery floss.
Here's the dress all done except for the neck piece:
The key to those sleeves: tulle puffs! This is the inside; you can see I only lined the bodice.
And finally, a couple more fun photos:
Thanks so much for looking! Please let me know what you think! Comments, crit, questions are all welcome