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Monday, August 15, 2016

From Long Sleeve to LBD!

My final vacation refashion...I think. I love finding over-sized cotton t's at the goodwill! This lovely super soft black one was found a few weeks back and knew I could do something amazing with it!

I swear I'm wearing shorts in this photo! Little black dresses are among my favorite wardrobe pieces, so that's what I set out to make! This was a dream find I love the mock neck and the sleeves will add extra fabric for me to work with.

I dissasembled the sleeves and ripped the side seams out of the t-shirt. Then I laid my favorite swing dress over it for a pattern.

I'm sorry it is hard to see as they are both black but you get the idea! I traced around the arm holes and down a bit to get the shape of the sides. I decided to make this slightly more unique than a typical swing dress. This was done by not trimming the curve of the shoulders and shaping the length into a triangle. Then sewing them on either side of the dress.
Overall I am quite happy with how this turned out!  The only changes I may do are to take off a little more at top of the arm hole to give it a better shoulder line. Also it may be a bit short, but I will always wear shorts under it so I will always be covered! It could work belted or not, but I think I may like it better belted than hanging free.

If you would like to see more about this refashion please check out my blog! Until next time stay creative!



4 comments:

whatthesew said...

The big black t-shirt looked very unpromising but the dress looks pretty good.

Chickie Walsh said...

Super cute, big improvement from the plain Tshirt.

jennifer elliott said...

I love LBD, but I don't wear them often because of my two long-haired kitties. I love them but they get their fur EVERYWHERE! Great refashion. Have fun in Minnesota!

Jennifer, EOD

Stef Weidert said...

Thanks guys! I sure did have fun!! This was the perfect dress to wear on the road. Jennifer I hear you about pet hair! I have a beagle mix with black,brown,and white fur so no matter what colors I wear the fur is always there!