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.