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« on: March 21, 2013 02:45:21 PM »

You ever have that happen to you: you've known for a while that you will need an outfit for a concert and the day before it, you look at your considerably large pile of clothes and discover you have nothing to wear at all?
Well, this kind of thing happens rather often to me, so this time I finally got out that old, cut up and completely boring goth-dress I've had lying in my to-be-made-over pile of clothes that never seems to shrink and did something with it.
Actually, I have been wanting to do a Gibbous-like something with it for a while- only took me 2 years to actually act on that impulse, so that's good, right? Grin- and I find that lack of time and a certain lack of the very material I wanted to use ( the pink polka dot), actually HELPED this time Cheesy

So, the only thing I kept from the original dress is the lacing in front and the zipper in the back and this is what happened:

(I put a white shirt on the mannequin, so the dress would be easier to see, it is not part of the finished dress Wink)



I used a couple of sleeves I chopped off other dresses years ago, 2 old fishnet-shirts, leftover lining and fabric, some very old ribbons, a strange hair-pantyhose-thingy I got a while ago and a fuzzy pink stuff that also has been waiting to be used for ages. See, that is the final proof that hording instincts can amount to something and are in fact, totally justified Grin!







and just in case you are interested, here is an action shot, worn with a petticoat underneath- the dreads are homemade and pretty old and so is the hat Wink



So what do you think? Acceptable for a one-day-project?
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2013 04:22:25 PM »

Oh Sweetliing! Your so adorable (even with out much of a face) Grin  And the dress is excellent wrapping paper.  It's gorguse.  Your like a little goth china doll Grin
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2013 06:39:44 PM »

So awesome!!! You are rocking it Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2013 06:49:20 PM »

Please tell me I can get a copy of that pic with out your face fuzzed out Grin
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2013 10:22:10 PM »

OH, thank you so much for your kind words! I am very happy you like it- and sure my dear Suereal, I'll send you the un-fuzzy version Grin Although I kinda like my face that way. I wish there was makeup that produced that effect Wink
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2013 10:42:47 PM »

great job I love gibbous style clothes . Im about to post a few Ive been working on soon . Your dress looks amazing especially for making it in one day !
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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2013 11:28:13 PM »

Stunning. Definitely justified your hoarding instinct. Truly rocks.
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2013 01:07:14 AM »

Love it!
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« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2013 08:03:24 AM »

Oh wow, that is totally awesome, bb!  You totally pull off that dress!  So sassy!
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« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2013 01:43:43 PM »

Love the total outfit, just gorgeous!  (love black and pink!)  Smiley

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« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2013 01:56:17 PM »

Fantastic dress!!! Incredible and you Rock it!!!
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« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2013 12:14:14 AM »

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments- it makes me feel all gooey inside  Grin

violentjayne-  your wedding dress concoction in red, black and white actually was the first gibbous-like dress I ever saw and trust me, I have been looking a lot closer at wedding dresses at the second hand stores than I naturally would have ever since Wink

elderflower- hoarding turns out to be one of the more interesting and useful quirks I have aquired and one of those color piles is currently making googly eyes at me wanting to be a dress too Wink

lidehtium -  thank you!

jillybeans- you are too kind! And I can't wait for your baby in progress to be pictured wearing a gibbous-onsie Grin

Ludi- Thank you for liking the choice of colors! Somehow, the longer winter lasts, the more I crave bright colors to wear and even though I am as old as the mountains, I still love wearing pink Wink

Jinjeet Phoenix- thank you so much!
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« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2013 11:14:46 AM »

If your as old as the mountains that must make me as old as the core of the earth Grin
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« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2013 03:29:13 AM »

OH no, sweetie, you are as fresh and new as a bubbling spring stream with wee little 4-eyed fairies flying all over while I am more the old moldy boot lying by its side Grin
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« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2013 08:57:16 AM »

Bubbling spring?  More likely a patch of mud that will just not dry up.  And sweetling, you are no old boot, on it's side or not.  Sticking with the footwear metaphor, I imagine your more like a pair of summer sandals that one can't bear to put away for the winter, so the owner wears them about the apartment all winter long Grin

Did I mention the 4 eyed fairy's made the super special summer sandals?
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« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2013 03:11:37 PM »

AWWW- * eyes glazing over*- shoooooes! Now you've made me imagine the kind of shoes both you and I would be and I am feeling the strong urge to make (or make over... Wink) them... and all that even though I had promised myself to NOT ever make another pair of shoes after the last (very painful) shoe-making-experience...

You sure know how to tempt me Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2013 03:22:52 PM »

I want to be bright blue and silver moon boots Grin
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« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2013 05:16:37 AM »

 Grin now I only have to find out how to make moon boots... that would certainly be a useful skill! Wink
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« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2013 07:41:56 AM »

I think you have to start with a bag of marshmallows Grin
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« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2013 11:52:20 PM »

cool  Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2013 11:16:12 AM »

That is the coolest dress! I can't believe you did that in a DAY!!!  Shocked
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« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2013 09:16:51 PM »

Thank you, GrannysAnnie, Nay and Moon_angel314! I am glad you like it Grin

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« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2014 10:12:00 AM »

Congratulations BB!  You so deserve it Grin
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« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2014 12:25:17 AM »

OH! What a nice surprise - Thank you for considering my wee little project Grin
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« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2014 08:16:12 PM »

OH! What a nice surprise - Thank you for considering my wee little project Grin

It's awesome!  Thanks for sharing it with everyone!
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