I love, Love, LOVE tails! The glitz. The glamor. The razzmatazz! A garment with tails makes me want to grab a top hat and tap dance. Whoo!
I was thrilled when I came across the challenge of transforming a pretty average looking top into a sexy new tails creation! The original top had a great collar and shoulder line, so I wanted to keep those things as a feature. The bottom half of the top just hung...
So what I've done here is I've cropped off the front of the top (I finished the inside nicely with some bias tape), and then I've used the bottom of the bust lines as my guide for the line of the tails.
I found a satin skirt to cut up and use for the lower half of the garment, and the fabric which was formerly the bottom half of the top was used as lining.
Have a go and see what you come up with. It's possible to create 'tails' coats, vests and tops out of long jackets, suit jackets, dresses and probably more! As always, feel free to share your creations and post them on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/revampedfashion
I am a freelance designer and stylist who creates avant-garde fashion and costume. I specialize in custom making costumes for musicians, physical theatre, and dance companies. I love what I do and I love to share my passion and teach others :D