Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Quick and Easy Dress to Skirt (Deployment Project #135)

Today, I’m sharing a super easy project I did last week.  And when I say super easy, I mean super easy and super fast!!!  I actually did this in about 5 min. (including taking pictures) last week in the morning before we left for a day out on the town!!

I found this Liberty of London dress on the clearance rack at Target for $4.  I absolutely love the print of the fabric, but the shape and cut of the dress was doing absolutely nothing for me.

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So, I made it into a skirt!  In a very simple, almost primitive manner!  First thing I did was cut the top halter of the dress off.

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Two separate pieces - - I just threw the top part away, it wasn’t really a big enough scrap to do anything with - - although, now I’m thinking I should have saved it and made a fabric flower to embellish the shirt I wear with the skirt.   Oh well, too late now!! 

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Next, I made a simple folded over top hem and sewed my elastic directly on top of the hem, stretching the elastic  as I went, which made the skirt ruffle up perfectly when I was done.

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Quick, Easy and Fabulously cute!!!

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4 comments:

asnipofgoodness said...

That is incredibly cute! I love that print, you have inspired me!

Maria Gridley said...

Thats great, I adore that fabric too. Thanks for sharing this, Ive often wanted to transform dresses into skirts.. but never thought of how to do it correctly. LOL This is so easy. Thanks again.

CJ/Rick said...

More leg please!!!
No wonder I'm having sorry luck with elastic on slip covers--I need a zig zag machine. :(

Ms. Chyme said...

Nice=)

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