So I've started undertaking the task of enlarging my vintage dress. Now that I'm putting this much work into it, I'm starting to wonder if I should wear it to my Retro Prom Birthday Party. It would save me the hassle of trying to sew a dress.
I really only need one new dress this season. I can wear it to my birthday party, our friends' wedding in April, our other friends' wedding in May, our other friends' wedding in July, and our other friends' wedding in September. They are all very separate groups of friends, so there will be little to no guest overlap. I can totally get away with wearing the same dress. Plus, the shoes I wore to my wedding will coordinate perfectly.
Wow. Do I sound like a Depression-era individual or what?
I also need to find a crinoline/petticoat. I'm not sure what the difference is. What do you think about the one pictured here? Is it similar to the one under the yellow dress?
(Editor's Note: I am officially obsessed with that dress! Someone help me...)
Enlarging it is a little more difficult than I imagined. I keep going at it with my seam ripper. The fabric loves to fray. I try it on every few minutes, hoping that I've done something to make it big enough to fit. No luck yet!
I've even started detaching the skirt from the bodice. I hope I don't go too far out on a limb...I'm not sure if I'll be able to get it back together (that Humpty Dumpty song is coming to mind).