I have had this skirt sitting in a pile of unwearable clothes forever. I mean, at LEAST fifteen years. I have brought it with me on more than one move to a new home. I just couldn’t let it go – I loved the print and the red and gray color combination. However, I couldn’t wear it, as it was too big on me and had a broken zipper. So I finally got around to refashioning it.
I decided to make it into a dress instead of a skirt. I knew that if I closed the button at the top of the side zipper, I could use that as an armhole. I tried a couple different configurations of one-sleeved, asymmetrical dresses, but I didn't like the way the dress was hanging. I needed another armhole, so I opened the seam opposite the zipper about 8 inches. I stitched around the new armhole and added a matching button on the top. Finally, I closed up the slit in the side of the former skirt.
I loved the way it draped at the neckline, but the dress was too baggy in the waist. A wide, black belt solved that problem. Now, I can actually wear this. I am so glad I hung on to it so long!
Thanks for reading!