Silk Bathrobe to a Dress

Added Sep 30, 2010

by helloakinom

Cary, United States

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Description

This was my first complete alteration and in this case, starting from a simple silk bathrobe.

I detached both sleeves and rounded their edges. I sewed the sleeve holes. After opening up both ends of the actual original sleeves, I used the openings as casings for the tie of the robe to go through. I cut and sewed the neckline of the robe and attached the tie with the sleeves hanging off to the neckline of the dress, leaving two long strips to tie into a bow. I then sewed the front of the robe completely, making it a dress you slip on over your head.

It took me about eight hours, especially because of my skill level and I improvised it the whole way through! It may not sound like I had to do much, but it was a real project.
The fabric itself was very difficult to work with.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Material
Silk

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    Jan 17, 2011, 04.36 PMby kylieburrowes

    this looks lovely on you!

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    Oct 3, 2010, 01.17 PMby Susanna Vesna

    Great idea!

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    Oct 2, 2010, 10.16 PMby holasoylulu

    perfect!!!

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    Oct 1, 2010, 03.45 PMby abiah88

    Love the design!

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    Oct 1, 2010, 10.01 AMby charlotteauzou

    Love the fabric and the back of your dress !

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    Oct 1, 2010, 12.51 AMby kimberleejean

    That’s very pretty – I like it!!! I’ll see if I can find a bathrobe on supersale. Good job!

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