Sunday, 8 March 2009

DIY-ing

Long ago I bought a Victorian nightgown on e-bay planning to transform it into a dress. The thing is I haven't, and every time I look at this picture of Chloë Sevigny I want to do something similar but I don't know how. Any ideas?

Hace mucho tiempo compré un camisón Victoriano en e-bay con la idea de transformarlo en un vestido. El caso es que aún no lo he hecho y cada vez que miro ésta foto de Chloë Sevigny me dan ganas de hacer algo parecido pero no sé muy bien como. ¿Alguna idea?

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16 comments:

Madelene said...

I'm doing the same thing.. Personally I'm looking for a good tailor who not only can do the practical bit, shorten it etc, but who also has a good eye for what looks best. I adore edwardian dresses.. eBay is a goldmine!

Pepa Xavier said...

I don't know the size of your Victorian nightgown...but with a cool belt, a pair of treggings, a maxi cardigan and perhaps a pair of mini-shorts in black, grey or jeans...it would be just fine, I guess!

Lluviaschick said...

show the picture of the gown first! and maybe it's easier to help

grace said...

whoa whoa! im working on the SAME PROJECT!!! Wow.

Here's my advice, assuming your garment's skirt is tiered like the picture of CS's. (If not, you can do that easily, and I'll tell you how: I had to do it! it's a breeze)

hopefully you have a sewing machine!

my dress has a really beautiful neckline. I added a long, exaggerated ruffle (much like the dress pictured on this post) around the collar with the excess fabric from the length I cut off while tiering the skirt.

Then, I purchased a thick band of elastic, gathered the waist of the skirt and using a stitch on my machine made to allow stretch, created a pinched waist.

The important part of this project for me is creating a full skirt. The fabric is a beautiful sheer cotton, well-worn, so I needed to make sure the skirt would not fall flat or have no volume

I also added some cream-colored cloth-covered buttons and sewed them up the front of the dress above the skirt portion.

I hope this helps!!!!!!

Mer said...

we need to see the pic!

Allure said...

I don't have a camera with me right now, but I'll try to take one with my phone to show you. Grace, thank you so much!!

Aretha said...

Muestra el camisón!! Si es suficientemente largo, lo puedes usar con un cinturon fino de charol negro estilo punk, esos con tachas plateadas

thesearchforchic said...

I always long for a white dress when summer comes around.. i want one to wera uder a leather jacket. =)

Tamara said...

Ok, veo que no iba a decir nada nuevo, need to see the picture... ;) Y ahí ya vemos cómo puede ser el apaño!

Vodka con lima said...

ni idea pero cuando sepas como hacerlo no dudes en informans porqe me encanta ese look¡
jajaja
unbesito

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atelier said...

buff, te ayudaría encantada, pero no tengo ni idea de cómo... y lo de la música ya es forever? jaja, que antidemocrática eres eh!!!! jajajajja :P

cleo said...

i love this pic so much...i would love to help but im not good at dıy projects....im looking for to see your work:)
good luck
xoxo

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Dallas Shaw said...

dont know, but i love this photo so much

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