2-3 Yards of Desired Knit (Black Velvet)
Previously Owned Bodycon Dress
Matching Thread (Black Thread)
Before I begin with the steps, I want to let you all know a few of my images were deleted in the making of this tutorial. Don’t fret, however. I’ll be linking a video of the construction of the actual turtleneck. The video will replace the step. Disclaimer: Video is not of my work.
Start by folding the fabric in half. Cut out two equal bodice patterns, lengthening the neckline and adding about 5-6″ at the bottom hem.
Using the pattern pieces according to your size, trace the sleeve pattern on the wrong side of the fabric and cut out two sleeves.
Here’s all the pieces you should have as of now. Here’s the link to the video which explains how to cut and sew your turtleneck onto your garment. Jump to about 1:48 seconds. (Turtleneck)
Sew the shoulder edges together to connect the front and back pieces. From here you can attach the turtleneck, once you watch the video. =)
Pin one of the sleeves to one shoulder seam. Sew using a 1/2″ seam away from the edge. Rouge as you go. Repeat to other side.
From the tip of the sleeve to the bottom of the dress, sew a continuous seam about 1/2″ away from the edge. You may add a reinforcement stitch to secure for longterm use. Repeat to other side.
Lastly, complete hems for the sleeves and bottom and…
Your very own turtleneck midi bodycon dress with sleeves. Dress it up or down, and save yourself a trip to the mall and a dent in your pocket. =) Happy Sewing!