|Stylin' at the Princess Party.|
It occurred to me that 80's style has made a recent resurgence, and the silver dress (with a little modification) could be rendered wearable again. So today I put the dress on my dress form and got to work. With the assistance of my handy-dandy seam ripper (if you don't have one already, you NEED one!), I was able to remove the sash and bow and loosen the crinkled part around the top. I was pleasantly surprised by what I found underneath, a finished silver bodice.
I haven't cut anything or sewn a stitch, but I think I've accomplished the impossible: bringing this dress into the 21st century. Take a look, and tell me what you think:
|I forgot to take a "Before" picture when I first put the dress on my dress|
form, but here is a picture of me in the dress at the princess party (with
the two princesses... I think I had cookies ;)
So, I could really use feedback on this one. What do you think? Is this dress wearable, or am I delusional in thinking that I could wear it in public, possibly to a wedding? Any other ideas on finishing it up besides the ribbon belt? I was considering a beaded applique on the hip, black lace around the midriff or a black belt. I imagine I'd wear this with a pair of black 3" heels and a chunky necklace. Any other ideas for styling? Please comment! (I'd rather get a warning from the Fashion Police BEFOREHAND than get picked up for a violation AFTER I've worn this in public.)