So, the theme for the quarter's Craft Center party is Bad Prom. Something I have been dying to do for ages, believe me.
I went to the thrift store to look for a suitable dress to wear. And I have found one. It was the lone suitable candidate in the store. A lacy buttery yellow concoction that looks like it made a bridesmaid very unhappy, or an 80's girl very happy. Kinda like, "This could have been pretty, before it got so overdone..."
The one problem: despite it being tagged (by the manufacturer, not SPCA) as an 11/12- which is either one or two sizes BIGGER than I normally wear in anything- I can't fully zip it up the back.
I bought it anyway. It was too good to pass up.
I also found a screaming yellow "Class of 2002" shirt, which I *think* I'll somehow attach to the back to fill it up. Problem being, I dont have any idea how I'm going to do this whatsoever, while still being able to get INTO the dress and zip it up as far as it goes, and close attachments by myself in a bathroom stall before the event occurs. Here's what I want to do. Anyone have any suggestions as to how to do it? Buttons? Pins? Duck tape? It doesn't have to be particularly good or pretty or anything like that (it is a silly costume party).
I shall perservere, I guess. Somehow.
I think I need tons of gold glitter to go with this. I've already got gold shoes...
In other SPCA shopping, I now have:
(a) a "Reach for the Stars" shirt, which I think I should put together with my "Davis Sky Show" shirt into...something. Dress? The remnants of the 2002 shirt can fit in well here too.
(b) A "Celebrate Life With Ketchup!" sweatshirt, to make a cardigan out of. I'm just amused at the slogan.
And one other thing... In Generation T there's a T-shirt wedding dress, made out of 7 shirts or so and has ruffles and a train and stuff like that. The dress itself is not my style (never did like bustles, and see-through white shirt dress, ugh), but I like that idea of making a long dress out of shirts.
So I decided I was going to look for a bunch of black shirts (easiest to match colors on, eh? The gray is just to distinguish in Paint which shirt is which) and make something that combined the good dresses here on top with this skirt on the bottom. A shirt or two for the top, two shirts for the bottom length, and a contrast color for the diamond panels.
To that end, I got (all black, btw):
(c) A long-sleeved shirt that says "Off-Broadway" with a cityscape on one side and "Victim of Fashion" with a corpse on the back. It's got some lovely stainage below the middle, but I think I can use the logos as a tube top, at least.
(d) A Cold Stone Creamery shirt.
(e) A "Dog is my co-pilot"shirt
(f) A red KDVS shirt for the diamond panels. (Red because the previous two shirts have red in them.)
I'm excited to try working on this, though I won't get the time until next week.