This tunic dress started out life as this monstrosity:
Aaaaaauuuuuuugh! It's just SO BAD!
But I loved the blue and white stripes, I loved the dolman-style sleeves, and the face that the stripes went different directions across the top. And I loved that fact that I'm pretty sure it is older then I am.
So I chopped it!
There was just no way to make this into a flattering dress, so I chopped off the bottom completely to make it a tunic top. With a belted waist it really shows off the cool sleeves.
The neckline I changed completely. It used to be a horrible tight boat neck, so I cut it off to make it an off the shoulder top:
Such a quick and easy sewing project! I didn't even have to hem the bottom because it's jersey, so it won't fray. And the neck I just turned the fabric under and sewed it down, simple.
These are my favorite kinds of projects. The ones that require minimal work for really awesome results!