Perhaps I should start actually working on some projects instead of just coming up with new ones...
Last night I got a consignment of vintage clothes belonging to a friend of my housemate, to sell on commission. Some of her stuff is just sooo fabulous, but sadly it's all too small for me! I completely fell in love with two dresses in particular and I've been playing around with ways of making them fit (losing a couple of inches - more on that tomorrow - will also help).
The first is this 50s sundress with the most adorable novelty coathanger print. The main problem is that basically it doesn't zip up, so I'm thinking of just finding a way of working with the resulting deep-V back (I tried it on again since sketching the above ideas, and the V doesn't have to be quite so deep as I drew it - it'll stop a couple of inches above the waist). I thought initially of just making a triangular insert to fill in the V, and using matching fabric to make a sailor collar (a V-neck is much better on me than a high neckline, plus it would add an extra inch or so of room in the front) and perhaps a patch pocket on the front... Then I thought about maybe keeping the open V back, but adding a bow across the back where the bra band sits.
I dunno - thoughts??