Tuesday, July 29, 2014

First No-Sew Skirt to Dress Refashion

I found this plus size skirt a few weeks ago for a mere $1.98.  It was a bit too big for me, but I loved the color and pattern.

I had every intention of ripping off the waistband, replacing it with elastic, and shortening it to a more flattering length for my short frame. Then inspiration, or perhaps just laziness, struck.

I realized that when worn as a dress, it was the perfect knee length. However, it was a couple inches too loose at the top. 
Wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen.
So I safety pinned a pleat in the front to take up the excess fabric.

Popped on a belt and Voila! Nearly instant sundress.


cfortin said...

Love the easy fixes!

Cindy - EOD
Upcycled Design Lab

jennifer elliott said...

Super cute as a summer dress! Throw a black cardi on in the fall!

Erica Moody said...

I love this! When I first discovered that one could pull a skirt up and make it a dress in the spring, I couldn't believe how easy it was to get something so cute. Isn't it fun?