It's about time I finished this! Read on to find out what exactly I was working on C":
During last summer, I kept on making shorts from old t-shirts that I didn't want to wear, but transform them into different apparel. In total, I made three shorts: one was pink, almost like yoga pants; another, blue stripes that are considered "pirate shorts" according to my cousin; the last one, "Proudly Canadian" wrapped on one leg!
But then I got bored of shorts, and wanted to try something harder. So I moved on and found out about t-shirt reconstruction, where I put my braided effect on the back of a shirt that I painted a design on...
Although those were all fun, that didn't really feed the void that was missing. Then I found a website that kept me occupied for a few hours until I stumbled upon this little number. I absolutely loved the look of it, and knew that I had to make it - and I knew which shirt I wanted to transform C":
So I got busy, tore up my t-shirt, and got right down to business. The skirt was no problem at all, such a cinch! The hard part was working on the bra part of the dress. I asked my cousin if she would model the dress when I finished it, but didn't want to ask about bust; so I took one of her dresses and copied that pattern d":
It was going all well, until I hit a bump in the road: elastic. I didn't know how hard it would have been to sew a little piece where the elastic would fit, then having to push it into that small space. But I did it, and that took a long time I tell you. All that was left was putting the pieces together... I didn't expect that it would take two summers to complete it though!
After a very long time, I finally got it all together, and couldn't be happier with the results!
Here is the first look:
Ta-da! It's so beautiful!
I loved how it turned out! I'm proud with the work I've done, even though this could have been done in a day d": Some closer looks at the dress:
Not the best sewer, but still, not too shabby, eh?
The design on the shirt is now the skirt!
A look of the back - it's gorgeous!
Yes, the inside is red since I didn't have enough fabric from the shirt d":
A lot of dragon action going with this dress!
So there it is, finally done in one piece, and I couldn't be more than satisfied with how it ended up. I hope my cousin is able to fit it! And if it's not possible, I can always by a mannequin so I can look at it every day. Now onto other projects... next summer d":