With the top layer (because it was prettier and the flowers were less distorted), I cut it in half at the side seams. An old black shirred tank top served as the bottom of the potential dress after I quickly snipped off the straps. I had been meaning to do something with the black top because I love the wide shirring in the middle.
I adjusted the two strips of the former skirt into a V-neck top. From here all the details will stop because after trying the dress on a million times, I was not comfortable with it. I didn't feel pretty, and I scrutinized everything about the dress, which frustrating because I was 90% done with the dress. So, I went to Plan B -- basically, my go-to plan.
A skirt. I cut the blouse part off the former shirred tank and salvaged what I could from it. In honor of Comic-Con and all the other comic conventions, I decided to create a Steampunk-ish skirt. The former black tank served as the base of the skirt, and the floral fabric was layered around it. Honestly, I was really inspired by Curious Orange Cat's creation on The Refashion Co-op, and I figured I could try to replicate that with the floral fabric.
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