DIY Dress Out of Curtains (Easy Sewing!)

DIY Dress Out of Curtains (Easy Sewing!)

If you know me then you know that curtains are fair game for sewing projects at any given moment. Here's how I transformed a thrift store grad gown and some sheer curtains into a gorgeous goddess dress (two-piece) with easy sewing!

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Step 1: Cut Bands

For the skirt waistband and the bottom band for the top, I cut two 4 to 5-inch strips from the graduation gown, folded the edges inward and ironed them down to smooth the fabric out.



Step 2: Create the Skirt


I placed the edge of the sheer curtain along the waistband and created small folds every 1 inch, then pinned them in place and sewed along the pleats.


Then I sewed the sheer fabric onto the waistband.

I did not sew the ends of the waistband together so the skirt would have an opening or slit. I originally wanted to leave the front open but later decided to go with a side slit to show one leg.

I added a hook and eye fastener to each end of the skirt's waistband at the top of the slit to make it easy to put on and take off.




Step 3: Create the Top


I cut another piece of the sheer curtain to create a one-shoulder top. I wrapped the fabric around the bust to create the draped, one-shoulder crop top look.

Then I added another strip of the graduation gown across the top for more contrast.

For the back, I sewed channels into the edges on both sides of the band and then ran a strip that I cut from the grad gown through the channels for a tie-back look.



Step 4: Steam


Once everything was sewn, I steamed the fabric for a neat and finished look.

All done!


I'm so proud of this budget-friendly set that's giving full goddess glam vibes! Thanks for checking out this project and be sure to connect with me on IG for more fashion transformations.

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