Wearable Art

wpid-c360_2014-11-12-17-42-46-368.jpg I have been doing so. much. sewing.

Remember that alterations pile I talked about a few days ago? Well, I altered another piece of clothing from it!

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The dress I wore today was originally a floor length maxi dress. I'm not a fan of wearing maxi dresses (They look great on others, but a bit odd on me) , so I chopped it up and re configured the fabric arrangement.

Wearing the dress I altered from mimosa.

Basically I made two cuts: One at the waist, then one halfway down the fabric that I removed from the waist section. After that I sewed two darts into the top of  the dress to make it fit better. I then attached the two skirt panels together, gathered the skirt and sewed in onto the bottom of the bodice. To finish off I gathered some block polkadot tulle around the base of the skirt, because I don't feel quite right without a swishy skirt.

Full outfit of the day shot/ portrait.

Now for the title explanation. You can't see it too well from the photos, but the print on my dress is some type of old painting (Hence why I called the post wearable art) I'm not trying to be pretensious, I promise!