thrifted 90's dress. weird mid-calf length [people call it midi.. but i call it fixable] and size large. but really really big large.
my fix: took in an inch on each side, increased two of the back darts, and pinned the straps for a semi-princess top. i may sew the straps eventually, but for the probable two wears that this dress will get, blingy pins are fine. [one is a spider, the other is a skull]
and next we have a grown-up version of a dress i would have worn for easter [voluntarily?] when i was 5. but i was not a size 7 when i was young. nor am i now.
so i went about hacking off the bottom half and added an elastic waistband. worn with the ubiquitous florals/stripes pattern mixing and my homemade petticoat. though just for an "after" picture. not quite at the leaving the house in mixed-patterns-stage yet. perhaps when i have somewhere to go...
the first pic the white balance is way off and the first macro makes it look blue. ...but its a green silk paisley. i cut off the waistband [and sadly..the pockets] and added an elastic waist. even though its too dark to tell in the after pic..
i have 5[ish] pieces left from this thift store visit. two are 75% done and one i have cut apart and now have absolutely no idea what to do. the 4th one actually consists of 3 paisley ties [continuing the gaudy print theme by far] and may end up as part of the final product for one of the in-progress pieces. piece 5... yea idk.
stay tuned. dont change that channel. cos i have nothing to do tomorrow until 8pm dinner... so expect sewing progress!