The (inadvertently bridal) dress DIY
I added a tie at the back to dress up the simple bodice
So what do I do with this dress now? I contemplated doing some kind of overlay, but ultimately, I think I'm just going to sew a different dress. The rose dress will probably be a (very elaborate) Halloween dress - maybe the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland? I seem to remember her having all the roses painted red in the cartoon. I could then make E an Alice costume, V a Mad Hatter, and some yet to be named male character for my husband. Ha, now I've roped in the whole family!
Phase 2 will consist of a new dress using this bold black / white paisley found at Fabrics R Us:
What kinds of bodices / silhouettes are you drawn to for black tie occasions?