DIY tie front cut-out dress or swim coverup refashion

June 15, 2017   /   byLiz Bryson  / Categories :  Feeds

IMG_8319

Instructions:
*Try to find a shirt thats a little thicker so you it isn’t too see through!
1.Seam rip our cut off any pockets sleeves and collars.
2.Turn the piece inside out and line up a skirt on top plenty of room all around because the skirt half will be more A-line shape and we are going to add darts to the top. Sew up the side seams. If you don’t have enough extra material for a waistband anywhere else, then steal some now at the top of the skirt before you add darts.
3. If darts are too daunting you could just cut the side seams to taper to your waist measurement. But I find darts simple!
4.To add darts mark the center front of both front and back of the skirt. Mark half way between that marking and the side seam and bring it out an inch or sew depending on how much you need to bring it. Have the top of the dart be 4 or 5 inches long taper very gradually into a triangle shape, making the tip of the dart point a half inch or sew point outward toward the side seam so it isn’t going to be straight down. Repeat with the front.
5.Cut off extra material for the waistband where ever you can find it- I ended up taking it from the top of the skirt. Take it in to be your exact waist size. And iron it to be a 1 inch wide band be folding the ends in 1/2” and again down the center.
6.Slide the top of the skirt into the waistband opening and pin.
7.Sew the waistband’s front and back together at the bottom edge.
8.Set that skirt aside for now and grab the sleeves. cut each sleeve into 2 pieces, making sure that the main piece will be at least the width from your waist to the armpit.
9.Line up the sleeves to be right sides together and sew a straight line down the bigger ends. Cut off the extra material and serge.
10.Sew under the top and bottom of this piece 1/4” twice and topstitch in place. try it around you chest to check how it fits.
11.Grab extra material and cut out 4 pieces that are going to be a skinny V shape. sew the 2 long sides together right sides together and flip right side out. I did later take this off and mad them twice as wide because they covered a little more of my chest.
12.Pin it right sides together to the the sleeve end, gathering the sleeve end while you sew. Serge the edge.
13.Take the top half and place it on the inside of the waistband centers lined up. Pin and sew them together from 2 inches past the front side seams.
14.Last make or buy straps and mark where you want them – and sew them on! I made the strap mimicking the waistband but much thinner.

tiecollIMG_8284IMG_8243IMG_8335IMG_8276    IMG_8348IMG_8229

This is a syndicated post. Please visit the original author at Cotton & Curls

You may like


Salt cured egg yolks

I had the pleasure of living in Italy for a couple of years, which means only one thing……The best Italian food on the planet.  Not only do Italians possess great style, and the ability to craft… View Post

read more

Le 003: Robe asymétrique, maille from DP Studio

EN Summary: Today’s article reviews the pattern Le 003, my first make using the ready-made patterns from the French brand DP Studio. You can see more photos of me wearing this lovely and original knit dress on Tany et La Mode (here) and if you’re interested in exploring the details of the finished dress, keep reading the full article!
PT Sumário: O artigo de hoje revela a confeção do molde Le 003, o primeiro molde pronto da firma Francesa DP Studio que estou a experimentar. Podem ver mais fotos de mim a usar o vestido no Tany et La Mode (aqui) e se estiverem interessados nos detalhes da confeção, convido-os a ler este artigo na íntegra!

Read more – Continuar a ler »

Couture et Tricot is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license
read more

Brass Ring Hanging Planter DIY

This specific project came to me after seeing a photo of a mid-century log holder. I was in…

read more

My Work/Life Balance and Launching my Business

I’ve been fortunate to appear on some excellent podcasts this fall and just realized over the weekend that I never shared them with you all! Back in October I talked to Elise of Elise Gets Crafty and the Get to Work Book about launching my small craft based business. It’s pretty funny to think back […]

The post My Work/Life Balance and Launching my Business appeared first on Grainline Studio.

read more