Sunday, April 29, 2012

Dress presto change-o

My mom gave me a dress last that she had never worn much.

I fell in love with it. The colors are MY favorite color is turquoise. : )

The only problem with it? It was a few sizes too big and it just swam on me. The top of the dress was obscene, if you know what I mean. It would have required a camisole, no question.

So, I tried to alter it to the best of my ability. Which is not much. If you will recall, I am still new at sewing. I was unsuccessful at making it fit better. I tried giving it to my friend and it was not her style. And she returned it to me.

After the dress hung on my dress form for several months, I had a revelation.....make it into a skirt!

I pinned the sides and ran a seam to reduce the fullness of the skirt.

Here she be....

Not too shabby. Well, except for the waistband.  : ) Since it was gathered with elastic in the back, I just cut off the bodice part and didn't do anything to it. I could add elastic at the top for a more finished look. Maybe I still will....but for now, since I rarely wear anything tucked in, this does the job just fine.

On me....I'll share a pic soon of what it looks like styled.

I just love those colors!!

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andie jaye said...

that's dah-ling! i love love love those colors too! can't wait to see the whole outfit once you've finished it!

Etcetorize said...

Very cute! Awesome recycle. If you're looking for another place to share your project, head on over to Etcetorize and join the party ( Hope to see you there.

Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

I love redoing clothes to make them work for me (and my kiddos). Your "new" skirt is beautiful.

I'd love for you to link up to our Finished Friday party.