Beautifully embroidered dresses never go out of style but are a major investment to purchase brand new and can rarely be found while thrifting. Thankfully my refashionista brain came up with a fabulous way to make a gorgeous embroidered frock that costs next to nothing and takes no time at all to make:
Grab my easy 4 step Embroidered Vintage DIY Dress Tutorial and create your own new-to-you wardrobe fave in minutes!
Grab an embroidered top and skirt.
Thrift & charity shops are full of less than stellar yet beautifully embroidered garments and textiles just waiting to be transformed into stunning new gear!
I created that skirt back in 2014 from a vintage dress I received from a groovy international thrifty outfit swap.
The Ukranian embroidered top was a flea market find in Berlin that has been lurking in my stash for ages!
Step one: if needed, chop the top to your ideal dress bodice length + a few centimetres of seam allowance.
Step two: Pop the skirt inside of the top with right sides facing, side seams lined up and the waistband clearly visible above the bottom of the shirt.
Step three: Sew the top and skirt together with a zigzag stitch (make sure to stitch below the waistband of the skirt).
Step four: Carefully chop off the skirt waistband and any excess fabric – feel free to stitch another quick zigzag around the inside seam for extra strength and to help prevent fraying then flip right side out and enjoy your gorgeous new dress!
How easy was it to make that lovely embroidered dress?
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