Thursday, October 30, 2014

Manic Pixie Dream Girl Dress

I had this cute white collar and black sash that I removed from another dress
That sash was sewed to the dress right under that collar like a little necktie. I sewed it onto the collar and planned to reattach them as a team to something, someday. Now, a cute collar and floppy bow are not normally something I would be drawn to. I'm afraid of looking like I'm dressing younger than I am.
Months later, I happened on this old thing in my refash pile.
I thought that this completely shapeless, boring sack could be the vehicle for that collar. It would be like a Manic Pixie Dream Girl costume that I could make just for kicks. I included a link for anyone not familiar with this term.
TL;DR version: I cut it too short, changed the black sash for a teal polka dot one, and took in the sides a bit. Then I added a few "quirky" accessories.
You should definitely check out my full post on my blog; Craft, Thrift, or Die...if you feel like it.
Thanks for looking!

1 comment:

jennifer elliott said...

I love it! What a great idea to spruce up a little black dress.

Jennifer Elliott, EOD