Hello hello ladies. This is my very first DIY(do-it-yourself) tutorial so I hope you like it and that my illustrations do justice. It would be awesome if you guys can give me some feedback =)
I think one of the most sexiest parts of a woman is her back so I wanted to start my DIY series with this in mind. The outfit I transformed was worn for a special occasion but dont limit your imagination to this. You can use this tutorial to turn a long t-shirt into a dress for something more casual & cute or you can wear it as a tunic or even apply the steps for a top instead of a dress OR you can incorporate a lace body suit underneath to create an interesting design. Use your creativity.
So I got this tunic from H & M. It's supposed to fit a bit loose but I bought it one size bigger than normal to give me some extra fabric just in case I need it.
Materials you'll need:
-The garment you'll be transforming. Make sure its a bit stretchy
-a sewing machines would be helpful but its not necessary. You can hand sew it
-needle and thread
-some chalk to mark the fabric
-fashion tape (if you live in Canada you can pick some up at Shoppers Drug Mart for $14). This is a good investment that you'll be able to use over and over again for lots of different things. It has a very strong hold.
-and some confidence. it definitely adds THAT much more
ok. so let's begin....
Next, slowly slide the garment off so the pins dont fall out. Mark with the chalk where the pins are to indicated where you are going to stitch. Take the pins out and then either machine sew or hand sew. After sewing is complete put the garment back on to see if the fit is good. If it is, go ahead and trim off the access fabric(shown in the illustration as the solid yellow line)
Step 2: Distinguishing the sexiness factor. Draw a line down center back with the chalk. The length of the line depends on how far down you want the back opening to go. This is shown by the solid yellow line. Cut down this line and fold back the fabric where the DOTTED yellow line is on BOTH sides(i only drew the dotted line on the left side but do it or both)