Katniss revisited

Katniss reaping dress

Katniss reaping dress

Katniss reaping dress

Katniss reaping dressdress: self-made, pattern here // boots: Clarks

One WIP down! Three to go.

You guys, you have no idea how amazing it feels to finally have fixed this effing hem. You can see my original post with construction details here. (Basically just a modified Darling Ranges bodice with a self-drafted quarter circle-ish skirt. Is that even a thing?) It’s kind of hard to believe that was two whole years ago and this poor dress has been sitting abandoned in the closet ever since. All because of the stupid hem being completely off. By like 4″ on one side. If you go to the original post you can see what I’m talking about in the first photo. But I’ll get back to that tomorrow.

I wanted to style it Katniss-y for photos but I love when costumes are really secret costumes and I can still wear them in public without looking silly. I’m totally going to be wearing this with my Swedish Hasbeens and an over-sized cream cardigan. Or just on its own with some cute sandals.

12 thoughts on “Katniss revisited”

  1. I love the secret costume idea and I Love this dress. I don’t know that that pale blue would look good on me, but I’m tempted to make one too.

  2. Love this dress – the shoulder details are fantastic! Definitely an all-year-round dress too, could see this with chunky cardi and wooly tights in winter.

  3. This is beautiful! You did a wonderful job of capturing Katniss’ look while still making it wearable. Love it with the boots!

  4. Great stuff. What a lovely dress – I love the styling Katniss cool!
    One UFO down and two to go. You inspired me (and along with the fast approaching MMM14) to get some of my WIP completed and I finished a dress today by sewing press-studs on the train on my commute to work.

  5. Very cute! I think, even though the idea behind it is a costume, that this dress is a wonderful basic edition to any wardrobe. And you look amazing in it!

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