Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Tuesday's Tute: Dress For Me: Upcycle
It's very easy to upcycle a dress. I used my Fun and Easy Knit Top Pattern to cut the bodice down and my hip measurement to make sure the skirt would fit nicely on my hips.
Too Large Dress
1. Try on the dress. Determine if you like how the neckline fits. The neckline fit great on me. I simply needed to downsize the sleeve and body width.
2. Follow this tutorial. Lay the pattern on the dress so that you cut off where it needs cut down. (I laid my pattern on this dress at the shoulder seam and did not change the neckline or remove the sleeve. I shortened the sleeves, and cut the underarm of the sleeve and down the side to fit the pattern width and hip measurement. I'm sorry I forgot to take a photo of my pattern on the dress for you.
Don't forget to take advantage of the .99 pattern sale to celebrate my birthday with me. Details on the post below.