The “Dita” Dress
Fabric: Wool Suiting $13.73, bodice lining $3 or $4 I forget sorry!
Pattern: Simplicity 2213 $.99
Time to complete: 5 or 6 hours
First worn: February 2012
Wear again? Yes!
Total Cost: ~$18.72
Hey guys I’m back this week for the Red challenge! Life got in the way last week and I also didn’t get a chance to comment on my last post but THANK YOU everyone who left a comment. I really appreciate it.
I started this dress eons ago. But I kept putting it off. I was inspired by this lovely dress Dita von Teese wore:
I did have plans to add sleeves and make the skirt slimmer, buuuut I got kinda lazy and just wanted to finish it. :P
Here’s my finished version:
I really love how it came out! Also a va-va-voom dress like this needed long hair so I cheated a bit with a wig lol.
I pretty much used the pattern as is. I did have to fiddle with the bodice quite a bit but that’s to be expected.
I had inserted a center back, hand picked, lapped zipper but I didn’t love how it looked so I went to go insert it by machine and then, well got lazy again and decided to try the Mena test. It slid right on! No zipper required. So that was a bonus.
The bodice is lined but not the skirt. And the hem is hand finished with some red lace.
I only wish I had somewhere to wear this dress to tomorrow for V-Day but maybe I’ll just wear it anyway around the house. :D