I know it looks more like a sack than a dress and it really needs some ironing, but it looks pretty cool on! Of course the fabric is hideous and totally not suitable for a glamourous Diana Ross-like dress, but this was just my 'test' dress and I wouldn't be wearing it anyway (some hems are really badly stitched...) so I just used some old fabric! I would definitely make this one again, but I'd choose a fabric more like this:
For you know, when I get invited to sing at a glamourous party. Ahem.
Anyway, the dress I'm currently working on is this 60s Twiggy dress, of course one of the more complicated dresses of the book (I like to think after making one dress I'm an experienced sewster...):
It's quite difficult - My grandma and I just spend 3 hours on the buttoned neck alone. But I really enjoy it, it's such a satisfying feeling to wear something you made yourself, something that nobody else will wear! (And in my case, probably wouldn't WANT to wear :D)
Sooooo I've started to google DIY fashion and such and I discovered this awesome DIY blog by a girl named Geneva: A Pair and a Spare. I think I've spent one entire afternoon browsing through her archives, she's so talented and creative! I've got so many DIY ideas now: Dip dye T-shirts, cut out dresses, embellished shoes,... I love her 'Buy it or make it' section in which she shows how to re-create that $1000 designer item for a fraction of the price! Awesome, right?? I'm so becoming one of those annoying DIY people who walk into H&M, looking at the clothes and saying "I could SO make this myself" or "This is so badly hemmed" :D
Some DIY items I'd like to make:
|Galaxy print T-shirt: from here|
|Dip dye! (from here)|
|More dip dye (from here)|
|Okay, this isn't something I will really make, but doesn't this ombre dress look amazing? (Image from here)|
|Neon necklace & maxi dress from A Pair and a Spare|
What do you think?