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Saturday, January 17, 2015

DRESS REFASHION: new skirt for spring

Because my wardrobe lacks cute casual shirts, I wanted to turn the dress into a cute top with sleeves. As soon as I cut the dress in half, I saw the potential of the bottom half as a cute spring-summer skirt.


I needed the bottom portion of the dress to make the top a teeny bit bigger and to create sleeves. I really didn't need another skirt, but upon closer inspection, I realized I had the perfect shirt to match the potential skirt.


Easy peasy. I simply created a casing and inserted a piece of elastic. I left the skirt a little longer than normal, but I can still twirl around like a pro. Now, I just need to wait for warmer weather to come around. 


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RenataLaura said...

That's pretty! I think you could get more use out of a skirt, I know I never seem to wear halterneck dresses anymore.

jenny_o said...

I like the skirt - that is such pretty material. Maybe you could still make the top, just with solid or lacy sleeves instead. You've got me thinking now about thrift dresses being made over into cute tops!

Elizabeth Hill said...

Love those stripes! I'm with you, I can't wait until the weather warms up. Come on springtime!

- Elizabeth, EOD
aka The Hungry Octopus