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?
I hope your husband saw what the dress looked like on you with your hair up or something before he made such a huge statement about it! Ha!ReplyDelete
Haha! I was initially thinking maybe I could style it to look less bridal, but once the notion got stuck in my head, all I could see was "BRIDAL". My own neuroticism at work, I'm sure :)Delete
that's so beautiful!!! i don't think it's too bridal, i actually like it. :DReplyDelete
Aw, thanks Mimi!Delete
oh i LOVE the red roses dress! It's gorgeous! I would keep it as is and just wear some very un-bridal accessories.ReplyDelete
Thanks for your kind comment!Delete
I like the dress a lot I think some sparkly jewelery and a formal hairstyle would have made this dress perfect. Too bad,,,I wish I could wear it!!!ReplyDelete
What about a halter or bustier bodice? check Pinterest they have tons of formal dress styles on there.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the suggestions! I love a halter neckline as well - I think I need to forgo the notion of wearing a regular bra, lol.Delete