Thursday, June 22, 2017

A Navy and Cream Skirt

Next in line from my Mom's stash of dresses was this cotton/poly navy and cream dress.  I liked the print and the button detail on the front skirt portion.  I decided to give it more versatility, though, by cutting it in half and making a skirt first, with a top to follow.

It was a pretty straight forward refashion.  After cutting it at the waist and removing the elastic, I made a new waistband from the lower portion of the bodice.

I just gathered the skirt and attached it to the new waistband.

I also shortened the length by about 6 inches.

I didn't have a matching button, so I opted for a fun vintage button from my stash.  I actually like that the waistband button stands out from the rest.

I paired it with a dark denim jacket for a casual look.  Oh, and the best part....the skirt has pockets!!!

Watch for more refashions of my Mom's vintage dresses on my blog, Second Chances by Susan!  Thanks!

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