Clearly the Royal Wedding invite did not say “hat optional”. Why else would the princesses wear these monstrosities to the wedding?!?! This might not be a monarchy, but I know better than to piss off a Queen.
Hat it is.
The Facts | Diamond Jubilee Royal Inspired Challenge
Fabric | A thrifted 100% Rayon dress made by K&Company.
Patterns | None. I removed the sleeves and resized the bodice. I also ran a new row of stitching over the waist seam, it was coming loose in some spots. I also made a small pleat at the shoulder to bring it in. I was glad to work on something easy after last week. That romper has FOURTEEN darts!
Year | Not sure, but there is almost no wear on this dress. It is either a recent purchase or very well taken care of.
Notions | Thread.
Time to complete | About an hour with the taking off and on to check the new armhole size and what have you.
First worn | At home as it is freezing in NYC. Again.
Wear again? | Yes, definitely. I am a fan of a long dress on a hot summer day.
Total price | $6.39 for the dress. I think that hat was a buck from Target’s dollar section a while back. You can see the dress pre-refashion here. The cameo necklace, clip-ons and the bracelet were my gran’s.
I must give Meg another shout out this week. Her pins have been a sewing inspiration life saver, again. She added these images to her boards a while back and I knew just what to do for this challenge once I saw them.
But we’ve got a hat and polka dots. That’s as close to dressing like the Queen as I would like to get.
I left a few of the bottom buttons undone for a Royally inappropriate flash of leg ;o)
As an Anglophile I would like to offer my congratulations to the Queen for kicking Royal A** and taking Royal names for 60 years!
You can view a few more pics here.