I will be sharing two Great Gatsby dresses today, not one. We will see how to turn an old dress into something new. I will be giving practical sewing tips, and re-designing ideas.

Check it out my new Gatsby design dress that I up-cycled from 1970-80s dress! Very nice print and fabric that LOOKS LIKE it shines with gold /tan colors prints on a black slip that’s picking from underneath . I removed the sleeves as usual , finished the edges and created that hand dyed in light haze purple color tulle sash …The sash is pretty long so u can tight it up with a generous bow on the side. I , then , created a nice brooch rosette from the same tulle and it is all tights up the look !

How to turn an old dress into something new

Bust (armpit to armpit): 21 to 23 inches
Waist (laying flat, side to side): 18 to 20  inches
Hips (laying flat, side to side): 21 to 23 inches
Length (from shoulders to hem): 38, plus 6 inches fringes, 44 inches in total
And here is the second dress for today:
This is a Gatsby design bright red and black PLUS size dress. The size is, marked, 16 but please double check your measurement. The top and a skirt part are combined together within this dress , low waist and tight up bow on the side . The dress was originally with with long and puffy sleeves , designer from 1980s. ¬†Well, as usual it’s really fun to transform the look of Edwardian era from 1980s since the low waist designs were in style in both eras. And after I removed the sleeves I finished the edges with black cotton fabric , and made this very pretty brooch from yellow/ gold tulle that comes with the dress. The top of the dress is lined with black fabric and the skirt is not. (Gloves don’t come with the dress, but you can purchase them in my shop)
how to make a great gatsby dress costume
Bust (armpit to armpit): 23 inches
Waist (laying flat, side to side): 23 inches
Hips (laying flat, side to side): 23 inches
Length (from shoulders to hem): 45 inches
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