*diy dress, wasteland tie dyed blouse, garment district camo boots, unearthen titanium quartz necklace, rings from left to right: vintage coin ring, vintage silver ring, abalone ring from mexico, green coral ring from mexico, turquoise stone ring from venice beach.
i present my most half-assed diy EVER.
i've really been wanting one of the open torso dresses via nasty gal... such as this INSANE red one that i'm completely obsessed with. i almost ordered it, but then quickly realized that would be incredibly irresponsible as i have bills to pay and enough dresses in my closet that i already don't wear. which is how i ended up chopping up this $10 h&m maxi dress to be this odd knot dress. i literally did it in 30 seconds, so please excuse the below average craftsmenship- when i get an idea i have absolutely NO patience to see the outcome, meaning i do it as quickly as humanly possible to see if it will even work. i'd like to try it again on another dress and actually take my time and see what it turns out like. i added the two extra knots to make it ultra fitted around the torso... not sure if i'd do that next time, though.
i took photos of the diy and quickly realized it's not even worthy of having photos taken. i'll post these two anyway just because:
figure out where you want the slits, measure down and cut the entire front of the dress horizontally, and cut about 2" past the side seam on each side to the back. in the center of the bottom top portion of the dress, cut a very small slit and bunch up the fabric of the top of the bottom portion of the dress, stick it through, and tie it in a knot. tie the access fabric on each side into little knots, and that's really all there is to it.
after posting this, i figured out a MUCH better way to do it. instead of tying the front in a knot, pull it all the way through so the excess hangs on the inside of the dress (opposite of the photo above) then tie the knot on the INSIDE of the dress so it doesn't show. since so much excess fabric will be hanging down on the sides where you want the slits to be open, gather the fabric of the back of the dress with anything of your choosing- i used an anklet and wrapped it around twice and secured it. much better!