So I wanted to make a simple dress with a ruffle top. Then the ruffle was too short to go all the way around. I then decided to pleat it and add this lace doily (I was thinking it may look like a less fussy bustle) to cover up the messy pleating. It still was too loose in the waist, so I thought I could ditch the doily and find something to make D rings out of to act as a corset in the back. Julie suggested some kind of lace so that ribbon could be woven through it and presto!
Tightened and tied in the back, it's a skirt. Untied and wrapped around the front and tied it's a dress!
Top, Lane Bryant
Dress, Self made
Ring, Self made (old earring)