This IS the easiest refashion on the face of the planet.
I found a boxy shift dress on fifty cent day at the thrift store the other day. It reminded me of the scrubs that nurses wear. But I loved the colors and put it in my basket thinking I could at least make a skirt from the fabric.
It’s hard to tell from the before picture but believe me it was pretty shapeless. However, it was the right length and it just needed a little something around the waist to give it a little bit a structure. The side slits had to go, too.
I began by cutting off the ties.
I then stretched some quarter inch elastic around my waist and cut it to fit.
I turned the dress inside out and stretched the elastic as I sewed it to the existing dress waistline.
I didn’t want the slits up the sides of the dress so I unpicked the finished edges and sewed them together.
I finished it off by top stitching on either side of the new side seam.
Pair it with a thrift store belt and a denim vest (which BTW used to be a denim jacket with too tight sleeves that my daughter donated to my refashioning obsession. I just cut the sleeves off and now have a vest. Thanks, Katie!). And now, I’ve got another new back to school dress.
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