Sometimes it doesn’t take much to give an old top / dress/ sweater new life. Sometimes all you need to do is update something basic and simple to give it an entirely new look. In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create a V neckline from a basic scoop neck. V necklines create a sexier silhouette and showcase different necklaces and jewelry better. Personally, I like a pretty low neckline for more formal pieces. If you’re going to dress up, turn up the drama right? haha!
That’s why today’s wine-hued, formal jumpsuit is going to get a quick little update with a basic v neckline. I’m excited to show you how!
Before we started, this 90’s jumpsuit was pretty simple. It was a velvet jumpsuit with chiffon pleated pants, a wrap waist, and (the best part) long enough inseams for my grasshopper legs! The only problem was the top felt a little dated and lacked interest.
Nothing a quick little clothing refashion can’t fix though!
DIY V Neckline Supplies
- Dressmaker Shears
- An old jumpsuit / top/ dress to makeover
- Sewing Pins
- Basic sewing machine – This one is ON SALE!!!!
How To Refashion A V Neckline
Start out by laying your top flat on a table. make sure the side seams are lined up so you know your top is perfectly symmetrical.
You could use a Beveled Ruler to measure the depth of your new v neckline, but I chose to eyeball it and that seemed to work out too.
Take your scissors and cut a line down the center of your scoop neck. You can also use the back zipper as a guide if your garment has one.
Now you have two separate sections of your new neckline.
Fold each side under and smooth the fabric out to create a new v neckline. Pin everything into place with your sewing pins and sew into place using a straight stitch on a basic sewing machine.
Trim any excess fabric on the underside of your top and slip your new outfit on!
I hope you guys liked this little DIY and it inspired you to makeover a few pieces in your closet. If you have any questions while you are working on this tutorial, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments below! I absolutely love hearing from you guys and am always here to help!
In the meantime, happy making!
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