I have had my seventh form ball dress in my wardrobe now for 14 years!!! It has sat there waiting to be worn and I never had anything to wear it too.

My mum actually made it for me after all the dresses I looked at and wanted were about $200 more than I could afford. I think in the interests of modesty she kept it rather loose fitting around the torso and very long.
Unfortunately the best photo I have to prove I wore it to my school ball is the one to the left..... I know, really this is the best! I don't know who was taking photos, but I think they may have had a few too many pre-drinks!

So last month we got invited to a dress up Halloween Party and I raided my wardrobe and the dress up box (I'm a theatre person, we have dress ups for adults at home!).

I found some angel wings and some hardcore bling and my ball dress so a fallen angel I was.

Unfortunately the dress needed to be spiced up a little to make me truly fallen.

So I took to it with some scissors and chopped it just above the knee. Due to the type of fabric it didn't need hemming.

Then I took it in on both sides to give it more of a pencil skirt slimming shape not so much A-line as previously.

It worked really well, even with me having trouble with the lining getting a bit tangled. Nothing a bit of unpicking couldn't fix!

I'm not sure when I'll wear this dress again, but considering it hasn't been worn in so long I'm glad it got another outing, although I definitely didn't have as much to drink this time around. I must be getting old and responsible!



11/25/2012 4:08pm

so, did you have a great time, or is it for the holidays?

11/25/2012 6:26pm

I had a fantastic time thanks!

11/26/2012 12:35pm

I love this. I am so into refashioning. Visiting from sew darn crafty

11/26/2012 2:43pm

Thanks Karen - I love Refashioning so much - but I have so much to learn still - Love your site too!

11/27/2012 8:28pm

Great job at revamping! Looks lovely! :)

11/27/2012 9:19pm

Thanks I am much more a short dress kinda gal!

01/03/2013 5:04am

14 years was definitely long enough to know you wouldn't wear it again. Your refashion looks great!!!


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