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Okay so see I really did finish this dress but without thinking I made a facing for the collar and I used the extra velvet I had lying around and now all I see is black poking out of the collar.
This needs to be fixed but I wanted to show you It really is done, well sort of.
Fairly large and either shapeless or oddly shaped.
This particular dress has been in my pile for about a year and a half. A long time I know but I really liked the print of the dress but I have been absolutely stumped by the shape and how to fix it.
So just on sunday I decided to take some before pictures of a few of these big dresses just in case I was inspired at some point and didn’t want to wait around and take before pictures and when I was putting the dress on I realized I liked how it looked with an empire waist and I remembered that on Burdastyle theres an awesome contour bust pattern which is great but I now know is too big for me.
So I chopped the top off of the dress and left the waistband.
I cheated and used the zipper that was already in place on the skirt and took in the sides enough to keep it up.
So the thing is I like how it turned out but I sort of wonder if it would be better as a shorter dress. Like if I carefully take it up from the waist so I can save the stripes at the hem. I think it would be fairly easy but do you think its a good idea?? Save me!
Thanks for your help!
PS So I am super excited I made my own signature… problem was I had no clue what my signature should be. My Blog name? My real name? A combination? I still have no clue but this is it for a start.
Obviously I almost died and fell head over heels for this dress. I mean peter pan collars are my favorite to begin with but add a bow and some matching cuffs and you have perfection.
The lovely Lily just showed me that the original picture came from Hannah and Landon, which turns out to be a super amazing and inspiring blog!
But now I must recreate this masterpiece and I think I have the perfect medium to do it in.
I found this monstrosity a few months ago at a thrift store and as usual Im a sucker for any dress thats a dollar, so I got it. I’ve always felt hesitant about wearing velvet or velour. I bet a lot of people feel that way, because there can be a thin line between fashionable and atrocious.
But I think by tomorrow or maybe Wednesday I can have my blatant knock off ready for show and tell.
I haven’t done any sewing all week cus I have just felt no motivation but this just strikes a cord with me and I’ve got to get to work ASAP!