Another early post worth pulling from the archives. Thank you Cooper for being such a good sport and taking so many pictures of your mom back then. 🙂
I’ve been seeing summer maxi dresses and skirts everywhere!
And I had just the thrift store dress to refashion into one. It was so unflattering in every way except I loved the color and the print.
So I got ruthless with the scissors, first cutting off the top and extra fabric from the sides.
Next, sew new side seams.
Then, using the fabric cut from the sides, make a new waist band.
With right sides together pin and sew new waistband.
Make a small casing in the top of the waistband.
Thread drawstring through casing, tie to fit and off you go looking good for any summer event.
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Did the same thing. Love your print.
Thank you Pat. I’d love to see a picture of your skirt. So many dresses…so little time:)
Great look! I’ve often fallen in love with old fabric, thanks for this inspiration!
Thank you, Roxie! I agree, if you look at an old item as fabric instead of clothes, it opens up a whole new world of possibility. Happy Sewing!!
Great idea and amazing redesign.
Thanks so much!!
I’ve seen this makeover before, but each time I am amazed by what a cute skirt came from such a frumpy dress. Always enjoy seeing your remakes or refashions!
Thank you, Mary Ann!
It looks fabulous! You’re a genius!
Awwwwww, thanks for brightening my day! 🙂
I love this skirt! You are such an inspiration!
Thank you Bonnie, for brightening my day with your nice comment. 🙂
I adore your work and tutorials! Now I just need to learn to use a sewing machine! I’m so glad I found you on Pinterest!
Thank you so much Brenda! Here’s a link to my Learn to Sew articles which may be helpful to you: https://therenegadeseamstress.com/learn-to-sew/ I hope it will be helpful to you.
I agree!!!!! That color and print is too wonderful to pass up! Looks fab!
Hi Sharon! Wonderful to see you last night. The movie was a hoot!!