Also, here's a picture of the hairdo, because I think it turned out pretty nice (considering Natalie Dormer wears a massive wig to play Margaery and I only had my own hair to work with...) :P
I did a slightly modified version of this YouTube tutorial. And by "modified" I mean "simplified". :D Meaning I didn't bother to take the bobby pins out of the twists and tie them into a small ponytail; instead I just left the bobby pins where they were and added the second ponytail on top of them and twisted it around itself once. But I rather like the way it turned out. :)
So, I managed to finish a skirt-to-dress remake today, and about time, too. This one had been waiting for its transformation for about a month.
I started with this thrifted maxi skirt (I think it was handmade by someone, I simply loved the pattern and the colors):
Sure, it would have been good to use as-is, but I'm not a fan of maxi skirts since they are always a bit too short for me and look rather silly.
So I measured from hem up to get the desired length for the skirt part of the dress and sliced the skirt:
Then I cut the top part:
I decided to make a side cutout dress, so I chopped off small triangular pieces from both the front and the back pieces, then sewed a lining all around the pieces and turned them the right way round. Sadly I forgot to take pictures of this...
Then I sewed basting stitches around the lower part and gathered the fabric until it matched my waist.
I added a waistband of plain black fabric and attached the top pieces together and then onto the bottom part. Lastly I added a zipper, and lo and behold, maxi skirt turned into dress:
Here's how it looks on me:
So, what do you think? :)