Look at me, all posting three times this month already!Holla!
So since I showed you how I like to Trash a Prom Dress hopefully you'll allow me to redeem myself by showing you how I recycled a prom dress.
Devin here is one of my nieces friends and I have known her since she was a wittle girl. She bought this dress for a dance and never wore it because she decided she didn't really like it so much. Well her mama told her that she needed to wear this dress before she would by another. Since homecoming was coming up she told Devin to get creative, change the dress up. Smart Mama! So Dev got excited and she went to work sketching out her ideas, I wish I had scanned her sketches but hey these are the details that usually keep me from posting so in order to get this here post up I'm learning to let go of the details, which if you know me (Tara) it's sending me in to spasms. but that's another story for another time...
Here's the before:
... Ahem... I don't sew clothing.. I repeat I have nooooo clue how to even alter anything. Let's not even talk about the time Steve asked me take in a Seattle Seahawks t-shirt that was kind of big. He put the shirt on, came out to show me and gave me a sarcastic "how does it look" I died laughing as I had turned a perfectly good man shirt in to a tight babydoll tee. Not a particularly masculine look for a lean muscled guy. I told him I had some baby pink dove shorts he could wear to complete the outfit. Then he took of the shirt, handed it to me and said here homey I bought you a new shirt.
So you can see why I didn't want to do this, well I did actually want to do it because it sounded fun but I must have asked Dev a million times are you sure? what if I totally screw it up? She's cool like that and kept telling me it would be fine!
Here is the Before of the back:
So Dev picked out the fabric she wanted to ad. It was a crazy cheetah print ... and it was SILKY & STRETCHY! Yikes! What should I have done here? As I was sewing it rippled which actually turned out cute so I am just going to tell you now that I planned it that way. but, seriously what do you do with silky stretchy fabric so it doesn't ripple? Loosen the tension? Different needle, Longer stitch? Help a sister out would ya!
After ...although not yet hemmed:
before back: look I did such a good job she tattooed my name on her back. riiiiight
Now for the back she wanted hacked and laced...did I say yikes yet? Yikes!
Did I mention I only had about two hours total to do this? We neatened things up a bit after this shot. But she was literally running off to get ready so we didn't get final shots but that was our project redo!
So let me know if this has inspired (the idea....not the sewing ) you to recycle a prom dress. How fun would that be. If there's an interest maybe I'll start a flicker pool. Let me know what you think! Holla at your girl! (a little project runway reference here )
Hope your weekend makes you happy!
Random thought... If you choke a smurf what color does it turn? I just read that somewhere and it made me giggle...