Monday, November 17, 2014

Creating an Outfit

Sometimes it's fun to find some things, fix them up, and piece them together to make an outfit. That's what I did to create an outfit for the symphony I went to in St. Louis a few weeks ago. I like to have something new to wear to occasions like this. Of course, this outfit wasn't entirely new. I've had this dress in my closet for a few years, and have worn it with a few different jackets, but I was never quite satisfied with the combination.

All the dress needed was straps. Since they wouldn't show, I just went with the easiest option: a spool of burgundy ribbon I had in a drawer. Some measuring and cutting and hand sewing later, the dress had straps!

I found a three-quarter sleeve black shirt at a thrift store that I thought would work well over the dress. I didn't want to wear all solid black, though, so I bought some lace, too.

I laid the shirt down on the lace and cut out around the body of it, then did the same with the sleeves.

I sewed the lace shirt together...

...then put it over the solid black shirt. I tucked the lace under around the neck, sleeves, and bottom edge and tacked it in place. (If you saw my previous post, this is what I was finishing in the car on the way to St. Louis)

I don't have any pictures of just me in this outfit, because when you go somewhere with friends...well, you usually get pictures with them! So here I am with all the wonderful people who made this trip such a blast! Love you guys!!

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