Seems easy enough.
I found a super deal on some light weight knit the other night at the craft store and I scooped it up with this project in mind. I own two wide belts--one in brown that is about 16 inches too long and another in red bedazzled with rhinestones. Neither of which seemed appropriate for this project. Before I started the dress, I decided I was going to make my own out of some cording. It will be very "boho, " right?
Wrong. ALL wrong. Well, fashionably wrong. Right if you truly are a bohemian of the shepherding type.
I only made a few modifications to her directions. I didn't buy white knit, so there was no need to dye the fabric. I cut the neck line with the dress on. I wanted it lower in the front and higher in the back. I also reinforced the seams at the sleeves and neckline so that the seams themselves wouldn't unravel.
After I whipped the dress together (in no time at all) and put it on with my new "belt" I saw just exactly how wrong this all went together. I felt, and looked, like I should be preparing to go on stage in a church production of the shepherd looking for his lost sheep.
|Hmmm. Now where did that sheep go?|
|My puppy had to get on the bedazzled red!|
Perhaps I am just too short for this length. I pinned it up to see what it would look like shortened. (The hem is not even in the picture, but I would make it even if I shortened it!)
Firstly, I can not wear this at the natural waist. It must be higher--empire waist high. Secondly, should I shorten it? When I looked in the mirror I liked the shortened look the best, but when I look at the pictures I like the high waist with the skinny red tie the best. I also considered just shirring five or six rows for a high waist. What do you think? Leave me a comment about which style you like best and I'll post an update soon with what I go with.
Total cost: $7
Total time: Creating the dress, less than 30 minutes. Playing with looks, hours
Final verdict: ?? To be determined. . .