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After the challenge of the chiffon shirt (Garment 4), I decided to give myself a bit of a break with an easier and faster project. I bought this L K Bennett dress about 10 years ago and I have never worn it. It was quite expensive, which is why I couldn’t bring myself to get rid of it but, honestly, I don’t know what I was thinking. This is the right way round on the dummy with the boat-neck at the front and the V at the back. It sat a few inches below the knee.

Although it’s good quality, heavy jersey, I knew this thing was either going to the charity shop or it would sit in my wardrobe for another 10 years. So I got my scissors out!

Voila! A little tunic that hits me a little above mid-thigh and has been turned around to give me a V-neck at the front. I had to alter and stitch the V-neck as it was far too revealing otherwise. There’s a little wrinkle under the bust but it’s not too noticeable. I’ll be able to wear this with a pair of skinny black jeans, heels and a sparkly necklace. I’m quite pleased with it as transformations aren’t always that easy and I feel as if I’ve got something for free, though that’s not quite true.