Sunday, August 24, 2008

cinderella goes to the ball

So as I explained earlier, I had a party to go to but didn't have anything to wear. So I took an old dress (which I have loved, but have worn far too much) and updated it. I was hoping to completely transform it but I didn't manage that. Here is the dress before alteration (yes, I do have arms, I just didn't want them in the picture).

Magical ingredients:

an old lace headband

some purple ribbon

I also managed to get some netting. And here is what I ended up with...

Apologies for the poor quality photograph but it was the end of the night before I realised that I hadn't photographed my dress and the light wasn't great. After wearing it for an evening, I was actually much more pleased with my alterations.  



Not bad for someone who can't sew, huh? Although to be honest it was mostly ripping involved. I'm happy.

Now I must continue with the packing.


7 comments:

  1. I think you did transform the dress and I know you looked very beautiful. It was a lovely evening :o)

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  2. I was pretty excited to see pictures of your dress. I was not disappointed! Did you have sewing (and singing) mice helping you with this? haha :)

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  3. I think I must have had singing mice helping me because I don't know how else I managed to do it! Not bad for someone who can't sew, eh? Thank you for your lovely comments. I was thinking of not posting pictures because I didn't think it was worth it. How lovely to think that you (jennelaine) were actually excited to see pictures of the dress!

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  4. Can't help thinking back to Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink. I love that movie and I love this project. VERY COOL!

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  5. Yes, Pretty in Pink and Cinderella magic.

    Love your circle scrapbook on flickr.

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