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!
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.
Then, I each side through my machine & cut off the excess material.
I tried it on, but still needed to tweak the fit a bit 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.
I think my dress certainly rivals this Chetta B. silk tunic dress, which retails at $335. Actually…I like mine better. 😉
While out and about, I found the perrrrfect accessory for my new dress!