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Tunic Top to Dress Refashion

Me Made March: Day 4!
Me-Made-March Day 2!

When my friend gave me an old top she was tired of to refashion, I was pretty excited!

“You should turn it into a dress!” she said.

I thought that was a swell idea!

Tunic Top to Dress Refashion before
…a bit big on me.

How lovely and exotic is that print?!  How beautiful is that embellished neckline?! This top was made of the softest silk I’ve ever felt against my skin. 

Unfortunately, It didn’t fit me as a top. That’s fine! I don’t even want it to be a top!

That’s right, I’m going to make this shirt into a tunic dress…much like the swanky/costly ones I’ve seen in boutiques and online lately.

This wasn’t that hard, either.  First, I took it in on each side, even the sleeves.

I had to be careful about just how much I took in.  I wanted my new dress to be flattering, but still be able to be slipped on over my head with minimal squirming.  🙂 

First, I turned my dress inside out and pinned the sides.

pinned side seam of tunic
Pinning the sides!

Then, I each side through my machine & cut off the excess material.

sewing new side seam of dress.
Whirrrrrrr!

I tried it on, but still needed to tweak the fit a bit more.

pinning side seam a little more
Taking the top in a smidge more!

After I  ran each side through my machine a second time, I was done! 

The length was perfect, and I liked how the sleeves were bracelet length to show off my fun bangles.

Tunic Top to Dress Refashion after
Art Crawling at Tapp’s!

I think my dress certainly rivals this Chetta B. silk tunic dress, which retails at $335.  Actually…I like mine better.  😉

Tunic Top to Dress Refashion 1
That’ll be $335.

While out and about, I found the perrrrfect accessory for my new dress!

Tunic Top to Dress Refashion after standing in front of Karmann Ghia
I’ve always wanted one of these. *le sigh*

Cheers!

Tunic Top to Dress Refashion before and after
Me Made March: Day 4!
Me-Made-March Day 2!

2 thoughts on “Tunic Top to Dress Refashion”

  1. I like it much better than the expensive one, as well!! I’m glad you put a beige top on under it; even though the brown one you happened to have on at the beginning matched, it also detracted from that great black design around the neck!!

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