I bought a fabulous silk dress with heavy embroidery on the bodice at the recycle shop. I knew it was waaaaaaay too small width ways but I thought the beading part alone was worth the cost of the dress. I had thought I would cut the beaded section off and attach it to another skirt, or even adding some (of the silk that comes from the skirt) to the sides under the arms and just having a top.
The dress is black and sleeveless with a low V neck both front and back. The beading covers the front and back in a V shape as well with the beading ending at about the navel. It’s a fitted sheath and the moiré is beautiful, I hesitate to mess too much with the original style. I wonder if there’s some inspired person out there who can help me decide or who has a tip for me. I’ve also considered putting a stripe down each side under the arm the length of the garment, hoping, as it’s black that it wouldn’t look too obviously like an add-in.