Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Funky dress :)

Ignore the cheesy smiley photographs please and the bad light!

Take one funky but totally impractical 70's crimpoline dress - I mean just look at the length and those sleeves!!

And turn it into a much more wearable dress - gone are those huge sleevs and the length. (It does look better in real life!) I haven't hemmed the bottom of the dress as it won't fray due to being crimpoline. However because it is crimpoline I will have to dig out a slip to wear underneath it as it clings like mad!

See what I mean about the manic smile?? This is what I did with the leftover fabric from the bottom of the dress. Wrapped it round my neck and said it was a scarf! It can become looser too which also looks quite good.

However it does also become a giant scarf for us girls to fit into! Matt was offered the chance to try the scarf on but graciously declined!

And here is a picture of me and Anya while I was trying to take half decent shots on the hall mirror.

I'm now itching to alter the other dresses I have in the mending pile!


Daisie said...

The dress is fab but I liked it better before, impracticle as it was, happy funky dress wearing! xxx

Twiggy said...

Oooo smashing, I'm with Daisie though I thought it looked just as nice before, quite Margo esque !!
Twiggy x

CurlyPops said...

Oh wow it looks amazing now! What a difference a bit of a refashion makes.

june at noon said...

I do quite like the original version but totally understand why it wasn't practical. Well done, you, and I like the way you made the rest into a scarf!