Thursday, October 01, 2015

Old Dress, New Skirt

This is another dress from my friends daughters goodwill pile.
This is such a cute dress ... but NOT on me! lol

I am completely in love with the print!!!  Look at these adorable little seagulls!

I originally tried to work with the existing gather and just add an elastic band to make a skirt, but that was a total bust.  

I decided to completely direct the skirt and ended up with a ton of fabric to work with.

I kept it real simple.  I cut two panels that were a few inches larger than my hips on each side.  Sewed the panels together.  I created a casing on the top for the elastic and hemmed the bottom.

Viola!  Super simple, easy skirt with adorable seagulls!  


Accidental Seamstress said...

That fabric is AWESOME! :)

jenny_o said...

Such a cute print; the simple lines of the skirt let the fabric shine! Now, you must have some left over for another project ...

jennifer elliott said...

I love the seagulls too! So cute! Great job!

Jennifer Elliott, EOD

Anonymous said...

Awesome simple skirt with an incredibly cool pattern!