A dress like a skirt

During the spring cleaning of my closet, I preferred to refresh rather than donate some of my dresses. The one I show you today is a black dress, fitted at the waist, with a cowl neck. A dress that I love the shape, but not its deep neckline.

Here is the dress before refashioning. Simple, classic, and a bit too sexy.

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I decided to fix the heart of the problem, which was the neckline. Right sides together, I folded the dress on its center front line. I pinned and then draft a new neckline, much deeper than the first one.

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Once I cut out the superfluous fabric, I drew the outline of the new neckline on a paper. This was the pattern for the neckline facing that I chose a in bright and colorful fabric.

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The final result is closer to a cool skirt with suspenders than to a business dress. Easy to wear and to mix with t-shirts and various sweaters.

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