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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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