DIY – the prequel
Love them or hate them, prequels seem to be a part of life these days. So I decided to jump on the bandwagon to show you what one of my potential DIYs looks like before I get the scissors and sewing machine out. And in true prequel fashion (if you believe the detractors) the quality of the production isn’t quite up to the usual standard… ie it was freezing outside so I had to take these shots inside, and the light was crap. Sorry!
Theoretically, I could alter all the seams and take the dress in to make it fit me, but when armholes and collars are involved, I tend to give up. Add to this the fact that I already own a red cheong sam and they are seriously inexpensive anyway, and my motivation to fiddle around with tricky fittings flies out the door. So what could I do with it instead? Well, I could remove the sleeves and just leave the asymmetrical front… or take off the entire sleeve and collar section. Either way, nice ideas for evening wear, yes?
Especially with a huge bow at the back, wouldn’t it be gorgeous?
But maybe I’d get more wear out of it at a shorter length. It’s quite elegant just below the knee, don’t you think?
Or would knee-length be better?
Agggh… and those are just the options that I thought of in a few minutes, I’m sure there are many more! Whatever I do to it, here’s hoping this dress becomes a blockbuster.
I LOVE the strapless dress or maxi skirt idea! I think you should go for one of those 🙂
below the knee skirt is my #1 choice, and then the skirt with a ginormous back bow. Have fun because whatever you do will look amazing on you 🙂
Hey Leeyong,thank you so much for helping us celebrate on Saturday night … I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to catch up with you properly. I am, however, planning to host a crafternoon for the German crowd some time soonish, so if you can make it we might be able to have a proper natter then.Love this post by the way – all of the options look good, but if you go for a shorter skirt I definitely think you should opt for the below-the-knee one. Looking forward to seeing what you decide to do … 🙂 x J
Hmmm. I like the big bow (but always find it uncomfortable to sit with one sticking in my back). I guess to be more practical, but less dramatic, the shorter skirt? Anyway, please don't wear any chopsticks in your hair – that looks naff…
Haha… chopsticks in the hair!! No, I wouldn't be doing that with this dress! Thanks for your comments everyone, look forward to hearing what other people think too…
Go the bow! With a strapless black top that would look amazing.