Saturday, 14 April 2012

DIY: How To Sophisticated Peplum Dress

Hey Guys,

Just me doing some fashion DIY again :)

This time my old black dress that was too long and had a straight neckline that i wanted to make more modern and sophisticated.
This dress was not flattering in any way on me!

What i used

Sewing machine and cotton
Brown eyebrow Pencil
Two Buttons (Hand stitched on)

 Using the slit up the back of the dress as a guide i cut straight across.
 Pin a small hem on the bottom and stitch

Then cut the piece you cut off the dress in half and hem three edges leaving the top.

Then place the raw edge pieces of fabric right side facing down upwards towards neckline next to the zip on each side so when you fold the fabric back down it will give it a seamless finish.
When you do the front  pleat for a fuller look and leave the centre clear.

You can then add the buttons to keep the fabric from protruding out, i used black to blend in   .

If you don't want to change the neckline of your dress you can skip this bit....
With my neckline i wanted to change i to a square neck line so i traced around a small book that seemed the perfect size (and it was) with brown eyebrow pencil. Then i cut out the square, after removing i cut into the edges diagonally for a hem and folded inwards making sure no pencil was showing.
To finish the look i added two small darts either side as it was a little big on the chest for me.

And the finished product!!!!

Any questions feel free to ask ....


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