Shoes: Poetic License
So, I was looking at the construction of my Dream Diva skirt/dress and it seemed reasonably easy, so when I spotted this stripy 70’s jersey at Spotlight for just a few dollars a metre I thought it wouldn’t hurt to have a stab at making a similar piece for myself.
It’s insanely basic: a circle skirt sewn to a boob tube, really. There’s LOTS of tutorials on how to make a circle skirt available online, and the boob tube’s just that – a tube of fabric large enough to squeeze your torso into.
I actually misjudged the length of my body somewhat, with the result that the top’s a bit too long, but it means I can drop the waist on the dress to sit on my hips like I did the top picture, and it’s easy to fix if I decide I need to.
I was tempted to add straps or little cap sleeves so that I can wear it with a bra, but I thought I’d stick to strapless and wear it with a bolero if needed.
I didn’t do a tutorial – sorry folks – mostly because I kind of started, restarted, did things differently, went back to the drawing board, etc etc, and a tutorial of that would just be confusing. If I make it again (and I might if I find the right fabric) I’ll do a tute then.
I loooooove this!!!! Wonderful job, you look gorgeous! 🙂
GREAT job, how adorable!!
WOW, this is wonderful.
You've inspired me to look up some sewing classes !
I love this idea! and your blog…you have totally inspired me.
That turned out great! perfect fabric for it too! Makes me want to dig out my sewing machine… or did you use a serger?
you look adorable
total DIY spunk – nice work!
Hey Lily, I have generous E cups.. and I remember reading somewhere on here you're an F cup.. just wondering if you can offer any wisdom about wearing strapless dresses like this? I can't get around bra-less, just wondering what you would wear (or not wear) with this dress? Do you have any tips? Ronnie 🙂
I actually wear a Berlei strapless bra called Ultimate Comfort:
It goes up to an 18E and it's the only strapless bra I've been able to tolerate! Hope this helps 🙂
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Lovely dress! Nice job! 🙂
Thanks Leslie! It was such a hash-job, but it ended up nicely