Thursday, September 28, 2017

Embroidered Mexican Dress to Cute Top

I was given this pretty, green, Mexican dress with beautiful embroidery. The dress was a bit too potato sack size for me, so I decided to take try and turn it into a blouse instead.


I cut the dress into three sections. The top and bottom I used for this project and the middle I saved for who knows what ;).


First, I serged the raw edges of the top and bottom pieces.


I folded under the serged edge of the top piece to finish the hem because it will lay over the bottom piece and be exposed.


I then sewed the top and bottom pieces together overlapping the two to create a casing for elastic to run through, so it will cinch up around the waist.


Here is the finished product:


The top is a little tight across the chest, as was the dress. I think if I were a little less broad across the chest it would fit great.  I don't know that this is totally my style or that it will get much wear, but I had fun tinkering with it. I really need to start selling some of the pieces I make because I really can't wear them all. Something I may have to try out on Etsy soon!  



6 comments:

Chickie Walsh said...

So cute, Etsy is a great idea!
Chickie

Saga said...

Gorgeous garment, I can understand that you wished to make something useful for you out of it. And such a darling result.

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Marly K said...

Very cute. If it's a little tight around the chest maybe you could add some gussets on the side seams from the leftover fabric?

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Maria said...

The leftover fabric would make a nice pillow top or inset to a table runner...Love the pattern!