So here's another refashion of an existing dress. Like with the Totoro dress, I made a silhouette, but this time I had to make slight modifications to the dress first.
I bought this red dress off of Goodwill for 6€. It was expensive (yeah, 6€ is expensive to me!) because apparently it's by some Finnish designer I'd never heard of. Anyways. I think the dress was originally meant to be maxi length or at least ankle-length. What with me being a giant, it fell at that awkward length that's not quite midi and not quite maxi either. You know, the length that looks awful on anyone and everyone.
(My camera doesn't seem to get the shade of red correct, it's a really nice red!)
So I marked the hem at my knee and cut off the excess fabric...
...and snipped off the sleeves a bit as well:
Then I hemmed the sleeves and the now-shorter dress hem and set out to create my stencil. I placed a piece of self-adhesive book cover on the dress and roughly measured the size of my stencil.
I found a Targaryen sigil stencil over at Free Stencil Gallery and simply flipped it over, because the neck of the dress is asymmetrical and I wanted the picture on the right shoulder, as opposed to the left.
I drew the stencil and cut it out.
I then proceeded to attach and paint over the stencil, and voilà!
My new Targaryen sigil dress is pretty damn awesome!
So, what do you think? :)