I was inspired by my love for halloween today. I decided to upcycle a plain black skater dress into an adorably spooky sliced open guts dress! I'll attempt to share how through pictures.
Start with your supplies:
- Skater Dress
- Pile of Felt
- Sewing Bits [thread, needle, etc]
I decided that black would make the best background for the look I was going for. I then sketched out what I wanted the opening to look like.
|*blergh* guts *gagh* blood|
*squishes cheeks together*
Once the image in my mind was reflected upon my sketchbook, I took a piece of fabric chalk and made my opening shape. Then I cut it out my shape.
Satisfied with my opening, I took a full sheet of pink felt and positioned it to the back of my dress. I also cut out the "Spine" and "Rib" pieces out of white felt for the skeletal bits. Once everything was pinned in place, I sewed all the pieces to the new opening of the dress.
Then, I played around with the reds and pinks of felt that I had available for the guts. I ended up using the fuchsia color instead of going with straight red, and cut out a shape that would fit into the bottom half of my opening.
I found sweet solace in this fabric marker when trying to figure out where I wanted the intestines to be placed. I drew them on [only being able to be seen by my own eyes!], and started to hand sew along the lines of the new forming intestines.
When I would have one side of one intestine shape sewn down, I'd add some stuffing to the inside and sew the other side down. I'd then hot glue the ends of the newly formed intestines down to the sides of the dress opening.
I initially wanted to have intestines spilling out of the dress as well, but with sewing on my light pink piece completely to the back it kind of messed up that idea. Next time for sure! Instead, I added some dripping blood to the bottom opening so it looked as though the opening was still fresh.
Happy Photo Time!
What? And a video!
Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed, and that this was helpful or inspiring!