Too tight dress to maxi skirt refashion

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

I found an incredible dress in my local op shop for $5, such a fantastic fabric print, but I have to say it was absolutely tiny, probably a size 6 Australian.  Having unpicked the top stitches with my seam ripper, I am left with quite a substantial amount of fabric left to make a maxi dress for winter, to wear with boots.



Fabric leftover after unpicking top seams 


Using the same technique as the starboard skirt, as seen in this tutorial, which I also used for my bed sheet skirt, I've elasticated only the back of the waist, the front I've stitched into a pleat.



It is exceptionally comfortable, and I'm loving its bright colours



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6 comments:

Trudie said...

Oh I love me a maxi skirt like no ones business. In all honesty I could live every day in high waisted maxi in cute, cartoon tees one of my most favourite looks.

I especially love your refashion and it's green my favourite colour. X

Helen Le Caplain said...

Love it! So much more practical to mix it up with different tops and jackets as a skirt than a dress.

That print is amazing!

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Patti said...

I love this as a maxi skirt - great transformation!

thewardrobesurgeon said...

I love this is as a skirt, I think that pattern was bit much as a whole dress - for me anyway!

Ava G said...

Great pattern and I love this as a maxi skirt!

diaryofamadmama said...

Love this! Especially love how you dressed it up! :)
~Jen

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