Monday, June 26, 2017

Tunic and Vest from Dress and Jacket

#82 Back to School Wardrobe

REFLECTIONS:  Current focus on Re-fashions includes pre-retirement University professional clothing to fit the current lifestyle.   
Current part-time work needs are:
  • Professional clothing, but not at the University level.
  • Business casual clothing.    

BEFORE: Unstructured suit-dress that fit the on-campus University life-style.
  • hose and heels for fall / spring
  • sandals for summer  

STEPS:  I wanted a looser tunic style fit. I switched rolls.  Original sleeveless dress becomes tunic with sleeves. Original jacket becomes vest.
  • Remove sleeves from jacket. Open sides of jacket and dress.
  • Cut 4” strips from the bottom of the dress.  Insert strips into sides of original dress (now tunic), original jacket (now vest), and sleeves.
  • Re-insert sleeves.

AFTER:  Vertical stipes in the inserts against original horizontal stripes was a good design element.  
  • Tunic with new sleeves.
  • Vest to layer over tunic.    

New tunic / vest
for more casual part-time work

Looser tunic style
Sleeves switched to create vest and tunic.

New vertical insert
cut from dress length
adds design element

Looser tunic style top

On-campus unstructured suit-dress.
Imagine hose and closed toe shoes.

On-campus sheath dress with jacket.
No sleeveless allowed. 

1 comment:

Chickie Walsh said...

What a great idea and the fabric is so pretty. The contrasting stripes work so well.