I don't know if you know this, but I LOVE complimentary colours. That's where you pair up colours that are on opposite ends of the colour wheel. When the colours are put together they just make each other pop! My favourite complimentary colours are orange and blue, but the other pairs are red and green, and then purple and yellow. This also counts for variations of the colours, for instance; pink, which is a different version of red, goes with green.
I'm so surprised I haven't done a complimentary colours dress before but I had this mosquito net that I found that had to be used for something! Yes, that's the tulle skirt part. It is a mosquito net. I bunched up the bottom edges as I'm sure you can imagine how long a mosquito net is. It came with a couple of flowers on it, which are the ones on the waist.
I used a fairly simple dress pattern for the underneath part. I knew the skirt would be more detailed so I just used one that had a flattering neckline and was the right length for the blue petticoat. Unfortunately it did nto flatter my bust line so I had to put more darts in.
Sometimes there is just not quite enough leftover from a sheet to make another dress so I'm glad I could use up the rest of my blue sheet from my October 2012 dress for another project.
Because of the random colour of the top I actually used my Spotlight voucher that I got for Christmas, to buy a peach coloured zip.
After putting it all together I realised I needed a little more bling and decided to go with pearls at all of the bunches and on the flowers and then had to put it on the top as well! It really ties the whole thing together :)
Materials: Sunset Orange mattress cover from St Paul's Thrift Shop Ashgrove ($2), Blue flat sheet donated by Deirdre G, Blue mosquito net from Currimundi Lifeline ($6), zip from Spotlight (free-$1.50), pearl necklace from Everton Park Lifeline ($3), sewing pattern from St Vinnies in Sumner Park (50c)
Cost to make: $13.00