hello hello! finally finally finally i am able to operate a sewing machine, and turn this skirt i've had for years (and never worn-- waist was waaaayyy too small even when i bought it) and a dress i scammed from the thrift store for $3 last week... into something i can wear!
this is the dress i bought at the thrift store, before:
it's just a plain, cotton strapless dress with princessy bodice and gathered fabric zip-up for the back.
this is the dress pinned together as i was working on it.. excuse my boyfriend's beloved converses and my messy room :0)
and me wearing the dress, in front of a dumpster, naturally.
better view of how the dress looks
here's a detail of my favorite part! the inspiration for the dress. this was the waistband of the skirt, i hung it around my neck the other day and then kind of got the a-ha! i needed to start something. helps the dress stay up too :0)
i wore it to work the other day and got a lot of reactions (i work in construction!) a building department employee saw me and he said, "you remind me of something today... in that dress... what is it... little red riding hood, maybe? something from a storybook..."
what do ya think? all critisms welcome, this is the first thing i've done. the sash i made covers some truly grotesque stitching!