Walk on the Wilde Side Dress

RED Meets Purple!
Back to the Orchard Dress

I find the most awesome of prints in the most awkward of garments!  :)

This is how I dance/ why I never dance in public. :/

Take this weird fake wrap-around number with all sorts of gorgeous technicolor foliage!

This frock really didn’t need much work to be wearable.  First, I had to deal with these guys, who were not only stitched in, but pinned in as well!

Someone did NOT want these pads going anywhere!

Then, I went after some of the length.  I decided to go for an uneven bottom hem…sort of a sarong-ish look.  My roomie’s cat seemed to approve of this idea.

Mr. Spock tries to help

I couldn’t just leave that raw edge hanging out, so I pinned a new hem.

Using my sewing gauge to keep it even!

I ran my new hem through my machine…


…and now my dress is ready for a whimsically witty night of theatre!  :)

The blue tights make it just right! :)

As most of you know, I’m a theatre critic for Jasper Magazine.  Tonight, my assignment was to watch and review Theatre South Carolina‘s production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest.

A fun & funky 60’s reboot!

“I’ve now realized for the first time in my life the vital Importance of Being Earnest.”

Of course, I didn’t go alone.  :)

Happy Theatregoers! :)

You can read my review of this Wilde (hehe) show right here.  :)



RED Meets Purple!
Back to the Orchard Dress

6 Comments on Walk on the Wilde Side Dress

  1. Elisse
    October 10, 2012 at 5:24 pm (3 years ago)

    Even with only such a simple thing as shortening it, you look amazing :) Great refashion! Love the fabric!

  2. versatilestylebytracey
    October 10, 2012 at 7:51 pm (3 years ago)

    I would have loved to have seen you redesign the neckline to be more open. Great print and love the blue tights!

  3. Karen
    October 11, 2012 at 4:46 am (3 years ago)

    Yay! I’ve missed you. Thanks for redesigning another scary into a fab piece.

  4. Chica Andaluza
    October 11, 2012 at 11:36 am (3 years ago)

    Gorgeou, but I wanted to see you with a bag so that I could say “A Handbag”! Ok, I said it anyway ;)

  5. versatilestylebytracey
    October 12, 2012 at 6:05 pm (3 years ago)

    In all your dyeing efforts have you ever attempted to die a cable knit sweater?
    If so, any pointers?


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