Sunny Day to All,
I usually don't sew as much during the winter because I am such a summer girl. I decided to change this bad habit and start giving some love to sweater knit, velvet and fur. I am also committing to sewing garments that I will wear in the future and not just for the blog. I don't want to be that girl that sews a bunch a beautiful garments just for pattern reviews and can't wear them anywhere.
This particular post is different than what I usually do. I have decided to venture outside of the box and jump in the "Before and After" world. I am pleased with the outcome and enjoyed the process. So, there will be more of this type of blog post moving forward.
I found this beautiful velvet dress at a consignment shop a while back and I was totally drawn to it because of the softness of the fabric. It was a size XL so it was perfect for me since I am a medium.
I was invited to a 65th birthday extravaganza and needed a nice classy dress for the event. It was time to pull that velvet dress out of my "To Be Revamped" stash. The alterations were pretty easy to make. It took me just about 2 hours and the dress was done.
I basically cut the sleeves out and instead of pinning it higher on the sides, I decided to leave it with a low cut for a sexy look. I then cut both sides of the dress to my measurements. This is the great thing about revamping a dress that is much bigger than your actual size. A seam ripper is not needed. I was able to cut both side and stitch it to a fitted look. Of course, I had to add a high split on one side. That gave the dress a final Sexy Classy Chic Look!
I felt extremely gorgeous that night. There is something about wearing my "atouchofmeme" dresses. It is a feeling that I shall elaborate in a video soon to come. Enjoy these few pics!
Thank you so much for stopping by and please let me know if you would like to see some more "Before and After" blog posts. Happy Sewing to You!
PS. Rocking this wash and go! Be patient with me as I am still trying to get used to my new hairstyle.
Sewing is my therapy...
I developed the passion for sewing about 2 years ago. Follow my journey as a seamstress who is determine to make her entire wardrobe one garment at a time. Thanks for stopping by!