Friday, February 3, 2012

The Dancing Dress

My husband's favorite picture

Or "My Impersonation of Lady Gaga but Still Managed To Cover My Backside" dress. So this dress was a .99 pattern sale impulse buy while at JoAnn's for thread.  I don't buy fabric at JoAnn's anymore unless its for home dec. I've turned into a fabric snob. But the pattern I used, Simplicity 2190, which looks kinda horrible if you go by the cover. But I loved the shoulder cut outs and thought it would be perfect at dress length without the pockets and an edgy belt for dancing.  And it was perfect for dancing.

Silly pose to show off the shoulders. 
The dress came together quite easily. I didn't have to make any changes to the size as it had a huge amount of ease anyway. This is another 1.99 knit from Fabric Mart. Rayon blend and super easy to work with.  I used clear elastic to stabilize the sleeves.

This one is mostly to show off the shoes.

The Back

My friends P&L were the ones that decided I needed to get out of the house. L, having once been an promoter, knows the owners of several of the well established clubs. So being able to walk past the huge line of people and get waved in with neither a search or an ID check was pretty freakin' awesome. It offset the fact that I looked completely out of place otherwise. This is what happens when Goth's try to do non-goth club wear. I styled it differently in  that I wore red tights and my dancing shoes, and hair up. Here I'm just wearing my black tights and the shoes are the ones Felicity calls my "supermodel shoes".  Also, its time to make a hair appointment. The light red/grey is starting to show.


  1. nice dress and it fits well. very nice body x

  2. HOT DAMN! That has to be one of the biggest "improvements on pattern cover" I have ever seen. Yowza, lady, you make me want this dress. And I totally suck at the wide cinching belt look. Yum.

    This reminds me of the first (and only) time I went to a rave... I kept looking around thinking "this is kinda fun, but it's way too colourful and everyone looks way too happy..."

    1. Well thanks! I think I'm gonna make one as a shirt in black. I haven't decided yet, though.