A wardrobe re-fashion:
I had been planning to make myself a useful LBD for winter this year but struck gold at the secondhand shop... I felt incredibly lucky when I found this at a price less than fabric would have cost me! It's a Cue dress, which is quite a good label in Australia. It's made of a good quality sturdy stretch fabric. He he, I just checked the label which says viscose/polyester/nylon/elastane mix, which sounds Hideous with a capital H!, but is actually feels pretty good to wear. It's a still-fashionable sombre dark charcoal. The only problem with it was it's sack-like shape. Unfitted tunics were the IN thing a few years ago in Australia and I am guilty of buying, or should I say sewing, into that trend myself too, see here... Yikes!
This year I prefer a more fitted look. I have no wish to be asked when is the baby due, thanks... and yes, that has happened!!
Luckily the zip in this dress is in the centre back, making it an easy matter to bring in the side seams at the torso tapering down to the hips and sew in a couple of unobtrusive long darts on the front.
Voila! New gothic chic!
Dress; Cue, found secondhand and altered by me
Tights, Kolotex, David Jones
Booties; Django and Juliette, Zomp