Sunday, 14 October 2012

Refashioning a Refashion ~ KCWC


Here's my latest refashion. It started out as a woman's dress, then became a dress for a little girl and now it's been refashioned yet again, to become a skirt.


Here's the first refashion; the little girl's dress made from a woman's dress.


As a little girl's dress, this piece of clothing was liked and worn a lot. However, as little girls do, they become taller and so the dress became too short. Here's how I turned it into a skirt.

  • Remove the shoulder straps.
  • Remove the side zipper.
  • Sew the side seam where the zip was.
  • Add shirring at the waist.
  • Fold over what has now become the shirred waistband.


Rather than cut the dress at the waist, I decided to leave it as is and fold the excess under. The amount folded under can be varied, so this leaves room for growth.

It really doesn't matter which is the front or back of the skirt.



And the bow can be worn at the front or the back. So it's quite a versatile little skirt.


That's all there is to it... a super quick and easy way to extend the life of this garment; a refashion from a refashion.

I'm adding this skirt to the Skirts for Girls link party and the Kids Clothes Week Challenge Flickr group.

... Pam

26 comments:

  1. This is adorable! Love the print and the big bow!!! :)

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  2. Lovely and creative [and earth is happy too!] I used to have a dress that i turned into a long skirt for my daughter, later it became a dress again and ended as cushions and a small bag, Beautiful and well done Pam.
    mirjam

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  3. Wow this is a really smart refashion! I liked it as a dress, but it is really cute as a skirt!

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  4. I love this refashion!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
    Marisa

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  5. Wow, you definitely made great use out of that material! Looks great!

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  6. This is so cute. I especially love the bow, and that fabric is so pretty!

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  7. This is great! We love remaking and refashioning. Thanks for sharing this easy tutorial!
    Donna @onceuponsewingmachine@gmail.com

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  8. This turned out amazing and so cute! Excellent idea :)Enjoy your week.

    Blessings,
    Stephanie
    www.theenchantingrose.blogspot.com

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  9. It was a lovely dress but is even more lovely as a skirt! Great refashion, Pam!

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  10. This is so cute. I love this skirt. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    www.adornedfromabove.com
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  11. That is brilliant Pam! Love how you've refashioned it again and again so a much loved clothing item can continue to be worn!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  12. Wow that takes me back to when my two daughters were younger ( they're now 24 and 21) They loved it if I could refashion their clothes as they outgrew them as they hated not to be able to wear favourite items. This little skirt is really cute

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  13. Absolutely adorable and so creative! Now I'm wishing I had a dress like that, just so I could make the skirt! I’d love it if you shared this at my linky party on Friday at OneCreativeMommy.com.

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  14. Cute skirt! I love the adjustable bow.

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  15. What a beautiful refashion and how neat that it is the second time! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion at the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  16. It's beautiful!! I think the ribbon makes it!

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  17. This is so cute, I love the big bow! A refashion from a refashion! Love it!

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  18. Who would have ever thought that skirt had another life! It is absolutely adorable!

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  19. Very creative of you and it simply looks beautiful :)

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  20. How creative you must be! The dress was cute as it can be, but the skirt is my absolute favorite. Adorable!

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  21. I have come via Sew and Tell Saturday and this is seriously cute & very clever! How great that it's getting so many new & pretty lives!!

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  22. I love the tie belt Pam! You win the prize for refashions!

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  23. Super cute, the little tie is just adorable! Thanks for linking this up to The Fun In Functional!

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  24. This is such a pretty skirt. I love the bow on it.

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  25. Love this!! So adorable!!
    Thanks for sharing at Artsy Corner! Keep up the great work :)

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  26. WOW this turned out so beautifully!! I am stopping in via the link up at Recycled Fashion where I saw you were linked! :)

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

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