|The dress in progress back in early 2011.|
|The one and only time I actually wore it to an event.|
Just for fun, knowing that it wasn't going to fit me anymore, I tried it on. I wasn't surprised by how horrid it actually was. I even ripped one of the armholes open in the process.
The bodice was a total loss, so that had to go. I unceremoniously chopped that off. I'm sure it will find its way back, though, maybe as a pillow backing, or other such weirdness.
|Cats. Ever so helpful.|
|Please ignore the unfinished seams. There's not much fraying going on, and since it's not an item I'm likely to wear often, I just can't justify spending the time on finishing them now.|
|New, non-horrid, heavy wool skirt!|
In that last photo, by the way, I'm wearing my original fitted supportive dress. It still mostly fits, though the curved front is a little off, resulting in a slight gap. I'm not sure exactly what I could do to fix it, so it's probably best that I not worry about it. It's useful to keep around, though, as a layer to wear under other fitted dresses in the cooler months.