Refashion velvet shirt into velvet dress

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You know how much I love transforming second hand finds into more “wearable” pieces. This textured velvet top was had been hanging out in my “to transform” pile for a while, I was keeping it to make a skirt for the Holidays. When I was making it I realized I had enough fabric in the sleeves to make it a dress ! I wore it to the anniversary party of the Saint-Jude Gym & Spa in Montreal… and I won a 3 month membership (!!!!!) so it’s even a lucky dress !!

Here are the steps I followed to turn this velvet top into a velvet dress

 

 

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1- I first check where to cut to have enough fabric for the skirt. For me right at the underarms in a straight line and it was perfect.

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2- I sewed the rectangle I got to an elastic (making little pleats as I went along)

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3- I took one of the sleeves and cut in in half (in two pieces)

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4- I used the pieces to create two front parts. I tried on myself and pinned in place until I was satisfied.

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5- With what i had leftover I made two long strips that I sewed to the front parts (to have them on my shoulders).

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6-  I covered the junction with a with a small rectangle of fabric and voilà !

DIY refashion robe de velours

DIY refashion robe de velours

DIY refashion robe de velours

DIY refashion robe de velours

DIY refashion robe de velours

DIY refashion robe de velours

DIY refashion robe de velours

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