Monday, March 19, 2012

Easy Dress to Skirt Refashion

Here I am with another refashion that’s going to rock your world.  Er, not really. 

This is just another easy fix I made on a $3.50 thrift store find.

I love the color blocking on this dress.  It also reminded me of Kim’s sherbet dress, which I love.  Unfortunately, this dress was manufactured for a junior wearer, and I, well, have graduated past junior status long ago.

dress to skirt refashion

Fortunately, the tank top portion of the dress was attached with a really nice, thick waistband.  So, I turned the dress inside out and cut off the top as near to the edge of the waistband as possible.  This left me with a much better suited skirt. 

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I left the original serged edge, because I didn’t mind it, but it would have also been easy to remove the threads and make a new seam.

dress to skirt refashion

Now I have a skirt with all of the same cuteness and much more versatility than I could have gotten from the dress.  Plus, no worries of flashing the undergarments while running about town, which I’m certain the townsfolk are all thankful for.

How about you?  Have you been cutting up any perfectly good clothing lately?



  1. Love the skirt! Very cute. I have a pile of dresses my sister gave me that I plan on doing the same thing to.

    1. Thank you! This is a very easy and rewarding fix for a dress you know you won't wear. I'd love to see some pics of yours when you finish. I have a few more in my refashion pile to work on.


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