Sunday, 27 January 2013
Tiers before bedtime
I bought this dress on ebay, and whilst I love the tiers, when I tried it on it felt a bit bare at the front
I didn't like the small metal discs on the straps either because I didn't think the bronze colour went with the grey and looked drab.
so I cut them off and have now got a nice little pile to use on something else.
Remember I bought some net from Fabworks? It was very fine dark grey net which apparently is used for wedding veils - something I find hard to believe, unless it's for the bride of Dracula or Frankenstein!
Anyway so that there weren't too many different fabrics going on, I cut pieces of the net to cover the back bodice and straps, extending the net beyond the sides for about eight inches so that there were floaty extensions. I cut some sleeves out and sewed them into the armholes but not joining up the seam underneath so they're open and have handkerchief edges.
I wanted it to have movement for dancing in, and this is how it ended up
and action pictures