I saw this Steven Alan dress on Pinterest and fell in deep smit. Sadly, it is A. too short and B. waaay outside my price range.
I'd love to recreate it in the same white silk I used for my watercolor dress but I'm all out and I have to wait a bit for another 40% off coupon so I can buy some more. So, in my impatience, I used the next best thing: Hanes v-necks.
I've got like 15 of those suckers so cutting up a couple won't hurt me.
Since I wanted a tunic length top I used 2 shirts and wear a belt to cover up the seam.
Then I took my other shirt and cut it as high up as I could.
Then I sewed the 2 together (top piece right side out, bottom piece inside out and put over the top piece so the raw edges match). I tried to take a picture of this step but failed miserably. Depending on how long it ended up I was thinking of adding that extra bit to the bottom as well but I ended up not needing it.
Then, I mixed some paint (only used about 10% paint this time), got my spray bottle, and started painting. I didn't put anything inside the shirt because I wanted the paint to bleed through to the back.
And now I've got myself a pretty little painted tunic.
|Old Navy sunglasses, tunic by me, thrifted belt, gifted necklace (from my sis), Gap jean leggings, Soda shoes|
Right after I took these pictures I found a tiny whole in the bum of theses jean leggings (I'm sorry, I haaate the word jeggings). The super annoying part is that, because of the dark blue denim color, the hole becomes super obvious when I'm wearing something light underneath (which I always am). Lame.