[I just copied and pasted this from my challenge 59 entry, so sorry if you've seen it...but I'm sick of clicking a billion links to answer people's questions and reply to them
HEY! Long time-no post
I guess I'm just too lazy to actually take pictures of the stuff I make unless there's actually a deadline and stuff. I PROMISE I'm still making stuff!
I actually started this dress last Tuesday, worked on it that evening, my snow day Wednesday, and finished it on Saturday. Enough of my rambling. Haha no real inspiration for this dress, other than I LOVE the color of this dress and thought it would be so beautiful as a formal dress.
hehe teaser picture!
the WONDERFUL size 12 skirt suit thing that I saw potential in
(as a size 4 I figured I could make *something* work)
Picked it up at the local thrift store for $6...I thought it was a little pricey, but I couldn't resist the color and print of the jacket!
I can't even explain how simply amazingly easy this corset pattern was to draft (first time ever making a corset and first time ever drafting a legit pattern for something that I can make a million more times). A few snips and cuts and I was like "wooooah" haha
AH! The transformation is complete! Trying to selvage enough large pieces of fabric from that jacket to make the corset wasn't working...so...
4 hours of detailing was born!
The front two panels are both pieced together equally and top-stitched to make a purrty "V" pattern down the front
another detail shot of the piecing at my hips
and the back...I'm amazed those grommets turned out as normal-looking as the did
I'm in love with this pick-up skirt
And The sash at the hips ties in the back to cover the small zipper in the skirt to make putting it on a thousand times easier!
I lurve pick-up skirts
I stuck a panel of black t-shirt in the back for 1) a little more modesty and 2) COMFORT!
I don't know if you can really tell in this picture, but I put boning in to make it not bunch up weird when I wear it. There are two in the front and two in the back, and because I'm cheap and poor, the "bones" are made out of 14" zip ties
All in all, this is my favorite dress I've made EVER! The time, effort, and tedious detail put into it was definitely worth it! And the battle scars (iron burn, woooooo!
) was definitely worth it! I love it so much, and since the skirt is that weird synthetic material that was flimsy, I picked up a sheer curtain for $0.50 to make a little poofy-ness in it
but the skirt is super light and SO comfy!
I love this dress!
and just for fun...all that's left of the original hideous-ness
Thanks for checking it out! Love you guys, and God bless
p.s. I just realized that I use an excess of smileys