One day while browsing a nearby thrift store I came across this cute mint dress. It was a beautiful color and a great style for maternity even though it not intended for maternity. I purchased it hoping to wear it as a dress. Once I brought it home, I realized there was a stain on the front hem that I could not remove. Then I realized I could easily turn it into the perfect tunic!
I cut the stain off of the front but wanted to keep as much length in the back as possible, so I cut a hi-lo hem and hemmed it with a twin needle. I love it and have worn it almost every week since making it. The best part about it was that it took less than half an hour.
My only wish was that it had long sleeves to keep me warm in the winter. Luckily, I like pairing it with long cardigans and scarves to keep me warm. It’s so comfortable to wear especially with stretchy leggings (one of the only things I wear anymore!).
Learn How to Sew Your Own Clothes
- If you want to learn how to sew your own clothing you need to start somewhere. These are the Things I Wish I Could Tell Myself Before I Started Sewing. They will help any beginner who wants to learn how to sew.
- Then you can read some Tips to Start Sewing Clothing.
- Once you start you’ll get better at using a sewing machine, but you’ll make clothing that you might not wear or love. I made every mistake and this is How to Sew Clothing You’ll Love. (Avoid my mistakes!)
- As you get better and better you’ll need to learn How to Choose Fabric for Sewing Clothes and the Best Fabrics for Sewing Clothing. I recommend fabrics that I love, but you’ll find the fabric you love the best.
- You can use paper patterns which are great to buy on sale or you can use PDF patterns which are great for instant gratification. There are lots of Different Ways to Assemble PDF Patterns so you need to find what works for you.
- Lastly, when you are sewing your own clothing and you are drawn to lots of different printed fabric, you need to learn How to Make a Versatile Handmade Wardrobe + Free Printable so that all the items in your wardrobe can coordinate with another item of clothing and be worn!