Bias Cut Underskirt

The silk that I coffee dyed a couple of months ago is finally cut out! Due to the “inspiration” photos, it had to be cut out on the bias.

Here’s a before & after photo of the silk that was dyed. It was still a bit damp in this photo.

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More to come soon!

 

Oh, Christmas tree, oh, Christmas tree

Wait! That’s not a Christmas tree! But, it is for us this year.

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I used a plain, black dress form that I recently acquired. Prior to this, she was styling the collapsible bustle that we learned how to make this summer at Costumers’ Lost Weekend (aka CLW).

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From the dress form, we added a skirt of chicken wire.

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Instead of greenery, I thought it would be neat to use the vintage aluminum Christmas tree that my Mom gave me last year. The “bodice” was Christmas mesh I purchased at Hobby Lobby.

When we went through our Chistmas boxes, I discovered a blue velvet tree skirt that I hadn’t used. So, it received a trim at the waist so it would fit snugly on the dress form’s 25″ waist.

The other goodies added:

  • Necklace from my costume box, purchased at Sam Moon several years ago
  • Greenery from my Christmas decor
  • blingly bow, purchased from Hobby Lobby