I made this peter-pan collar cut-out dress just before my trip to the Mediterranean. Originally, it was a plain baby-doll dress that was 3 sizes too big. I bought it anyway because I really like the fabric.
I first unpicked the waistline and made a cut-out on each side. Then I sewed down the two sides to make it fits comfortably at the arm-pits and bust-line before proceeding to work on the cut-outs which was a lot more tedious than I thought. I tried 3-4 times before I got it right. I was surprised the fabric managed to survive all the abuses. Phew!
After several trials & errors, I eventually sewed some small pleats at the lower parts of the cut-out before stitching on the elastic bands so that skirt part of the dress will sit nicely on my waist.
And finally, I hand-stitch the lace peter-pan collars (that I bought a few years back) to the dress and the dress is complete! YAY!! I'm rather proud of myself being able to do so without any training in sewing.
I packed the dress in my luggage and we took some photos along La Promenade des Anglais in Nice, outside some private houses facing Hi-Beach. However, the photos didn't come out very well as it was nearing 9pm with only a bit sunlight left. And there was a lot people walking around, making me feel rather self-conscious and uneasy to pose for the camera.
Hopefully, one day, I'll be able to make a dress out of a piece of fabric ;)
Zara nude wedges.