Floppy donuts

Bust cut-out dress

Bust cut-out dress

Bust cut-out dress

Bust cut-out dress
dress: self-made // tights: Modcloth // shoes: Nine West (thrifted) // scarf: French flea market

Birthday dress was a success! It’s slightly difficult to type though because my fingers are frozen. Cannotย wait for warmer weather!

I used this pattern along with a self-drafted circle skirt. I was going to include the sleeve caps but a combination of having nearly run out of time and deciding it looked better without them led to my leaving them off.

For the skirt, I folded a square piece of fabric over halfwise twice, and then measured a 10″ curve at the waistline. My waistline is 24″ so I wanted the skirt to be about 1.5″ wider than my actual waist so there would be pleating. Then I measured from the curve down to various points about 20″ (skirt length + hem) and cut both curves so that I was left with a large floppy donut shaped piece.

Sorry if that’s absolutely incomprehensible. I’m terrible at explaining things.

And yes, I totally caved and dyed my hair. Eek!

17 thoughts on “Floppy donuts”

  1. Its gorgeous! It’s my birthday at the weekend, and I really need to sort out a dress to wear. I hope it’s as good ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. So lovely–and classy! Though, I did have to read through twice before I could figure out your title ๐Ÿ™‚ (Confession: Sometimes I don’t read with my whole brain.)

  3. Oh wow this dress is absolutely gorgeous!! The first photo is so cute ๐Ÿ™‚ Your hair colour looks AMAZING! You look so pretty with the new dress and new hair !

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