sources clockwise from left: A Pair and A Spare, Outi Les Pyy, This Fashion Is Mine (x2), Pinterest
I'd been seeing these 'cage bra' DIYs all over the internet and I really like them, however I knew I wouldn't get much wear out of just a bra, no matter how cool it looked. I decided instead to do something similar but with a dress.
I bought a plain, strapless black bodycon midi dress from Missguided for about £8, and a couple of metres of wide elastic, and just started playing about with it on my dress form. I knew I wanted the triangles at the front, but had a few ideas for the back, so I tried out the variations to the left.
After deciding what I wanted, it was just a simple job of pinning, cutting and hand-stitching the elastic into place. You could do this on a sewing machine, but I thought it would be easier to leave it on the dress form and stitch it on there. And here's the finished dress as I wore it on Christmas Eve in town.
A super simple DIY (and really cheap too!) but I think it looks pretty cool. I really want to try making something with the upside-down pentagram shape in the inspiration image, so I'm on the lookout for another suitable garment to do that with now. Who knows, maybe I will try a bra next time.