Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Christmas Dress that isn't a Dress

Jessie and I went shopping for a Christmas dance dress. The theme is silver and ice (or white - I can't remember). The only thing she found was a dress that was in all black. She loved it, but it didn't fit the theme of the dance! It was also $58.00! It was a simple dress, a black tank top style on the top, with elastic in the middle and black satin on the bottom with black lace over it.

This is our version of the same dress with the Christmas dance theme in mind.

I used a purchased black tank top that looked exactly like what the dress used. I put white lace over a very bright silver fabric that I lined with a black satin, gathered it and then attached that to a piece of wide black elastic. We decided a bow in silver on the side would look good. The original dress didn't have that.

Jessie decided that it was silly to destroy a perfectly good tank top, so we left it as a skirt.
So the Christmas dress is now a tank top and skirt. I think it turned out cute and for a total of $15.00!

I started and completed this on Tuesday night, all except removing the basting stitches.
Just what I needed a Quick and Cute sewing project!

Be back soon!


ANIBSHO said...

Beautiful!! I wish you were here to make me a holiday dress!! Since you are so good at making dresses, you should make me 50- it is my goal. Love you!!

Brenda said...

Beautiful skirt. You'll have to take a picture of her in it. I love your new background.

Renee said...

I love it! This is a great dress/tank skirt that would be terrific for any holiday party. Very fancy. I think the bow adds something special as well. & congrats on saving a fortune!!!