Well, I wasn’t very inspired today. You might know the feeling if you’re a seamstress like me. I kind of have flashes of inspiration once in a while, and then have to push myself the rest of the time. Today I had to push myself, but anyway I went and rummaged in the Refashion stack and found this dress. We got it at Plato’s Closet for $6.00.
Goodness knows how long that it had been sitting in the pile, but I remember thinking that it would have made a good skirt last summer, I just never got around to it. There wasn’t anything wrong with it, except it wasn’t my style, and I didn’t like the shape of the bust part. This year I’m trying to be a bit more on the ball with my wardrobe, so I figured that this would be a good skirt for summer.
Dress to Maxi Skirt Refashion Instructions:
Step 1: I cut off the top part of the dress close to the large band below the bust cups.
And Step 2: Re-sewed the zipper so it was shorter.
I loooooooove easy refashions! This is probably the easiest skirt refashion ever. Have you got a maxi dress that is too short or has other shortcomings (pun intended, hahahaha)? Just do a really quick, easy few steps and you have a great new maxi skirt! I know that I’ve done at least this one other dress to maxi skirt refashion, and I’ll be wearing both of them this summer.
Total Time: 10 minutes
Total Cost: $6.00
Talent Level: Beginner Seamstress
This skirt is quite long now, mom will even probably be able to wear it, and very comfortable. I paired it with a plain white shirt, black shoes with rosettes on the toes and a denim jacket! The perfect usual maxi outfit! I really like the way that this looks, and I hope that this will inspire you to do your own dress to maxi skirt refashion!
This post can also be seen over at Refashion Co-op!