I scored this $10 Jessica McClintock prom dress at the thrift store. I liked the mermaid tail, but I didn't like it attached to the dress. I chopped it off and made a pleated skirt with it.
I made 6 pleats and spaced them 5" apart. I hid an invisible zipper in one of the pleats.
For the rest of the dress, I simply finished the hem. For a step by step tutorial on how to refashion a $10 prom dress into a pleated skirt, visit my blog Trevor Loves Mommy.