Of course, I started thinking about what else I could do with it and the idea of wearing it as a skirt with a sweater was appealing and I figured it would be a nice spring outfit.
I went to my trusted site and found this skirt. Granted, it was a skirt for a kid but I used the same concept. I love all the stuff this lady does. Its just so beautiful and easy to follow! It really is a very simple skirt and the entire thing from start to finish took me less than an hour. SCORE!
|This is what the dress looked like. My sister called it a "house dress"!|
First things first. I cut the top off after I measured to see what length I wanted the dress to be.
Back of dress.
Front of dress.
Then I added a lining to the dress since its a really light fabric.
Then it was time to sew in the casing for the waist band.
I added the elastic and decided to take off the giant pink pockets.
But they left these marks. I guess I'll have to wash it and see if it'll go away.
Now, that's much better. A skirt I can (and did) wear to work.
There you have it. Before and after.
Total approximate time: This was likely one of THE EASIEST sewing projects I have ever done. It took me a total of maybe an hour? More likely 45-minutes.
Total spent on sewing materials: I purchased the elastic for the waist band a while back for $4.99. I didn't use all of the though so I'll just account for half the roll @ $2.50. I also got 5-yards of white lining materials for various projects. I only used about 1-yard. It was $1.50/yard. I already had the chevron material. Total for this skirt refashion was $4.00. Not bad huh?
Feedback: I am already looking at other earlier sewing projects to see what else I can "rework" so stay tuned!