I decided that since I'm not BUYING clothes for a year...that I should MAKE clothes :) Haha more like just 1 item of clothing...I'm not great at this!
But thanks to my Grandma V, she rocked it!
Sorry Grandma, I know you didn't want to be in this but I couldn't help it!
(also how awesome is that Singer?)
Incase you've never heard....infinity dress (or convertible dress) is the best thing ever. I found it a year or so ago with my roomie Kayla! We were looking through bridal magazines and she thought they would make awesome bridesmaids dresses. (for those of you who know Kayla, and are doing the math...no she wasn't engaged yet. lol But that didn't stop us!) Anyway, they were $200+ so we knew they were pretty much out of the question!
Here is a picture of one for those who havent seen it.
The idea is that its a dress, that has SUPER long straps, so you can wear it alot of different ways. Still confused? Just google it...it will make more sense!
Well, I've decided it would be the PERFECT dress to have, if you arent allowed to buy any clothes for a year...because it isn't like having just ONE dress! (see how I am getting around these rules!) I especially wanted it, because I wanted something fun to wear to weddings this summer!
Since I have never sewn a dress, I decided to go cheap. I found an ebay member selling 3 yards of jersey fabric for $10 including shipping. The problem...it was white.
1. White can be...shear
2. White can be unflattering
3. You CANT wear white to a wedding
But I bought it anyways. (I'm a sucker for a deal!) I figured it would be a tester!
I know the photos arent great, but I did this in a hurry!
I'm not going to put a whole tutorial up...because it wouldnt be good. (plus I forgot my camera when I went to my Grandma's) But I did check out a few here and here
I would like to add atleast one picture to prove we actually worked on it!
Although I dont have a tutorial, please allow me to add in my two cents:
1. DO NOT even THINK about cutting the waist even CLOSE to what your waste actually is. This stuff is SUPER stretchy! I cut mine 3 inches smaller then what my waist is...and it was HUGE. If you're about my size, try 8-10 inches. You can always make it bigger...but smaller is more difficult
2. Three yards of fabric isn't enough. We used two pieces for the straps because I didnt have enough fabric. (which I think worked fine...but if you want it to be one whole piece, get 4 yards) The straps need to be 1.5 times your height and you have to remember you are taking a pretty big chunk of that three yards for your skirt.
3. When drawing a radius for your skirt, just grab a pen and a string. It worked awesome!