I fell for this tunic with scarf at Goodwill. It just makes me want to dance.
It is a top that I can put on and it fit but its not too tight. So no zipper needed (yay! yay! yay!). But now I need to make it work.
First thing I did was close the side slits, that was a quick little whirl on the machine. But then I realized there was an oil stain near the waist. I need to get that out, and it didn't come out in the wash. So it shall be engineered out. ;) I cut the tunic at the waist area, then again after the stain. I gathered the top of the bottom of the tunic (confused yet?) and attached it to the bodice to create a new dress.
Here we are connecting it. Luckily didn't have to hem it! I left it as is. There is a taupe colored lining BTW. Then since it was a bit big, I added elastic.
I also created a belt with the middle lining leftover, creating a tube and sewing it all together. I have a few options. I felt as if it pulled it together.
Cat bombed.... I tried the belt a different way.
He is still there behind me.
Without the belt as you can see, it needed something. Also I learned I am not as big as I think I am, as I could have cut the elastic 1-2 inches shorter.