Monday, November 16, 2015

Two for One Refashion: Recycling a $10 Prom Dress into a Pleated Skirt and Cocktail Dress

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.


Marisa Glied said...

These are absolutely beautiful! What a great find! Awesome job and I'm a little jealous ;)

jennifer elliott said...

I'm jealous too!!!/I love love love the new skirt!

Chickie Walsh said...


cfortin said...

I absolutely love the skirt! Great find and two awesome refashions.

Cindy - EOD
Upcycled Design Lab