Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Black Tie DIY Part 2

On Sunday, I asked which of the 3 options here would be most appropriate for a black tie event and most were in favor of the plain with gathered shoulder.  I wound up making all 3 (more explanation below), but wore the gathered ruffle to the event.  (Sorry for more iPhone pics, I still can't find that darn camera remote.)

Full-length and up-close (w/ a shot of my attempted updo)

As Jessy correctly surmised, I made the ruffle detachable with options to wear as full length or gathered.  The detachable ruffle transforms to a gathered ruffle with a few well-placed snap buttons.  I always love when I see garments with multiple ways of wearing and I'm trying to adopt that into more of my DIYs.

One dress, 3 options to wear

Want to help plot future transformable garments?  I'd love to hear your ideas!

21 comments:

  1. WOW, that is so awesome! What a fabulous idea to make the ruffle detachable! The dress looks gorgeous on you!

    xo Jenny
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  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE! You look so fab SPG!!! I absolutely adore how you made the ruffles detachable so it's like 2 dresses in 1. xoxo, Phoebe

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  3. i love it! you look gorgeous! LOVE!! i should have know you would have done a detachable ruffle. you just are amazing!

    xox

    P

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  4. Wow wow wow...and wow!!! Detachable? I can't even see where those snaps are! You are amazing!!! And you look really elegant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. I can't express how much I LOVE this!! It's amazing and you look fabulous. So admire your skills, love that your made the ruffle detachable.

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  6. I'm glad you went with option 3 as that was my favourite. I love the idea of being to change the look of it in a few simple steps. I wish I could sew. I would love to see more posts like this :-)

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  7. That is such a great idea - detachable!! I wouldn't have thought of that at all :) Looks great SPG

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  8. Oh wow, this is such a creative idea. I love the detachable ruffles! And I love that you went with the gathered ruffle for the event, that was my favorite too!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  9. You look stunning! And I like your updo as well, it's very elegant. Is it a Gibson Tuck?

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  10. You look gorgeous! I love how you made a detachable ruffle that transforms into options with the snaps! Genius! Your talent seriously blows me away!

    xoxo
    Kerry

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  11. Love as usual S! You look so gorgeous and so elegant!

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  12. i love your updo! it's a great attempt!

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  13. Your sewing projects always impress and amaze me. You look so gorgeous!

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  14. Seriously, why are you so amazing?? Every time I see something that you've made, I realize how much I learn to need to sew. I feel like you must have grown up sewing though to be as talented as you are. :)
    :)
    Allison
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  15. S, you looked gorgeous in that gown! I love the simple jewelry and updo to go with the dramatic ruffles. I hadn't known that the ruffles were detachable. GENIUS! Now you can wear options 1 and 2 at future black tie events.

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  16. Amazing, S! Yay! I can't wait to get back to you once I think of ideas for other transformational garments. : )

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  17. You look stunning in that gown! Great job on your gown. Really smart idea on it - detachable ruffle!

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  18. looks great on you! & cute hair :)

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  19. I love the detachable ruffles idea. You look amazing!

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  20. you're so talented! I want to be able to sew my own clothes one day. But first I need to learn how to use a sewing machine! hehe.

    Maggie
    lovestylehappiness.blogspot.com

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