I found this awesome two piece prom dress (or costume…) for .99 cents, as always 🙂
I modeled this just before heading out to the gym. Though the material looks like glitter it is actually metallic floss thread, making it perfect for the RR challenge.
I used the skirt portion of the dress only. I removed the elastic waist and the lining (I hate linings!).
I had intended to use a pattern (*gasp!) to make this into a blouse, so I cut one of the seams out (to figure out how best to lay it out for cutting).
After I did that, I draped it over Minnie (my dressform) and I ended up taking a completely different direction…
I tried this on to make sure it fit and I really liked the look of it. Unfortunately, I was a little concerned about all the metallic… I mean, it’s pretty but it’s very flashy! I like to stand out/look nice/pretty/whatever but I also lean more towards the “classy” genre. This didn’t feel like something I would wear. Why refashion something you don’t plan to ever wear???
That’s when I decided to make it reversible. I had to hide the side seams by sewing a straight line with the wrong sides together to do that. So, basically, I did a poor man’s french seam 🙂
This is how it turned out.
The metallic doesn’t translate very well at all so just take my word for it when I say it’s LOUD. Luckily, I can wear the reverse though now, right 😉
It’s also the “mirror” image. Did you notice? Not only can I wear this metallic or black, I can wear it over my right or left shoulder.
This is actually the look I had *intended* to make for my Asymmetric challenge in my season of RR last year… better late than never.
But wait! There’s MORE!
BECAUSE this looks like a lot of other refashions I’ve completed… I decided to play around with the drape some more. Guess what? I could fit my neck through the arm hole and wear it as a halter!
The sun would NOT cooperate with me during this shoot.
Just like the off-shoulder look, I could also wear this in the reverse:
At least the sun finally came out for these pics.
Which way do you like the halter style better?
I like all 4 of these looks. My personal favorite would be #3 (Black halter). If ever my mood changes though, I’ve got 3 other options to choose from. Versatility is always a good thing.
I hope you’ve had a chance to vote for your favorite Contestant’s Metallic look for RR. You’ve got until midnight, so click here and vote if you haven’t already!