When I found this dress in a big bag o’ refashionables from Revente’s Last Call, it was anything but little, but it certainly was black.
This just won’t do! I decided to turn this thing into a cute little black dress for an evening of Karaoke! :)
As some of you know, I’m a bit of a bad movie buff. Some of you might have seen the complete and utter flop that was Shock Treatment, a sort of follow-up to The Rocky Horror Picture Show. If you haven’t seen it, don’t worry. You really aren’t missing out on much. :) But…there is this one little song that kept running through my head as I worked on this dress. Click right here if you want to hear the catchiest (and strangest) little song about the LBD ever. :)
First, I went rip rip rip with my seam ripper…
Then I pinned and stitched those raw edges under.
…and this is where the photos end on this one. Don’t worry. All will be explained soon enough (Mwahahahaha!). ;)
I put the newly unarmed dress on my dress form and pinned it down the sides to get it nice and fitted! I measured each side as I went along to make sure that they were Even Steven. :) Then I ran each side through my machine and cut off the excess material.
The last thing I did was snip snip snip (have you listened to the song yet?) some of that length away, and gave it a brand new hem. :)
Now my Little Black Dress is minimal (even if it isn’t criminal or siniful) and fabu! :) I pinned on my favorite brooch, tossed on a pair of heels, and headed out the door!