I am pretty sure that the world has stopped for just a moment. I managed to take a dress that no longer fit me and refashioned it into a skirt! For a non-sewer like me this is a big deal. My thought process was this dress was free from a clothing swap, so what the heck if I screwed it up (although I would have been sad because I love this fabric). Here's what I did:
Duh, I cut the dress before taking a picture. Here is what it looked like put back together. This dress had a sash as well as the top part and a zipper to cut first.
Once I got the part for the skirt, I turned it inside out to create a place to pin so I could sew in the elastic at the waist. There were two layers of fabric, so this was the hardest part making everything even and to be straight. Here's where I got lazy. I must confess that I used fabric glue to actually do the "sewing". But then my guilt (and afraid that my skirt might fall off someday), I did actually hand sew to reinforce my fabric glue too.
Here is the finished project. You can bet that I wore this to work immediately and paired it with other colors in the skirt. Plus, I got many compliments on it and I never even told anyone it was a refashion. If I got compliments that must definitely mean it doesn't look like a rookie job, right?
Have you ever refashioned anything? I would love to hear what it was and how it turned out.
Linking up with The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday and Get Your Pretty On.