Friday, April 22, 2011

Dress revamped to awesomeness!

We were strongly encouraged to go to a military ball just recently, so much so that someone bought tickets for us. So I decided to get creative on a dress that has been sitting in the closet for almost 10 years. Way out of date, v-cut in the back, and a high neckline in the front. Here is a before (back):



There was no shape to it and it was black slinky material with a netting overlay that had sparkles and flours on it. So I seam ripped for about 3 hours to separate the two. Make some huge ruffles at the bottom of the dress, cut a v-neck, and took along piece of the netting and wrapped it from the shoulder over the bust and around the back to meet up with the large ruffles. I added a bow where it joined and on the opposite strap. Here is the finished product:



I love the ruffles super much, but the v-neck is really low, so I will prob put lace there or something. I actually had to sew it onto my bra so it wouldn't go anywhere, lol.



I made this circle skirt from a bed sheet that I had. I used the hemmed sides for the bows. I am not sure if I like it this length or want it shorter....what do you think?

So last year we ordered chinese food, and the delivery man gave us one of those "year of the (insert animal here)" calendars. I was really excited because it was free and it was oriental looking, but mostly because it was free. So I hung it up in our old bedroom, but as far as calendars go, it only lasted a year. But I thought it was so cool because it was all asian looking so I couldn't throw it away. So I painted it and wrote in Japanese characters Faith, Hope, and Love from my hubby's favorite bible saying, "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."



I ended up finding the characters, printing, then using an exacto knife, tracing, and then painting them. But I am really happy the way it came out, and it's very meaningful. That and it was FREE Smile