I have a favorite skirt! For a measly $3, I discovered this beautiful size 3 dress at a consignment store. The dress was absolutely nowhere my size, but I just fell in the love with the colors and pattern of the dress. Really the last thing I needed was another piece of clothing to refashion, but I just love love love the classic colors and pattern of the dress.
Surprisingly, the refashion from dress to skirt was pretty easy. Before snipping off the top of the dress, I estimated where the potential skirt would fit over my curves, marked the area, and sewed a straight stitch to keep the skirt, lining, and tulle — netting? — together. I cut off the top part just above the straight stitch and tried the skirt portion on.
Unfortunately, my guess was a little off and I needed to cut a few more inches off. No problem. Again, I estimated where the skirt would fit, marked the area, sewed another straight stitch, and cut the extra inches off. PERFECT! The skirt fit nicely over my curves, and the length was absolutely PERFECT! I loved everything about almost completed skirt.
My last piece of black 3-inch elastic was the perfect length for the new waistband of the skirt. I marked where the elastic fit me nicely and sewed the elastic ends together. I matched the skirt’s back seam and the elastic band seam together and pinned parts of the elastic to the skirt. As I sewed between two pins, I simply stretched the elastic.
The whole process took me two Modern Family episodes! I am so impressed with myself! Did I mention how much I love this skirt? Charlie was pretty impressed with the refashion when I detailed my amazing journey of turning a size 3 dress into a beautiful skirt for me. I know my closet doesn’t need another skirt, but I’m not giving up this skirt anytime soon. LOVE!
Now that my project Collection 26 is FINALLY completed, I need to start a new project! So, introducing the LLY Collection, where refashioned items will be marked with a name that ends in lly. Adelly. Cicelly. Holly. Molly. Dolly. Surprisingly, not too many names end in lly, and I had to research some names in order to have a complete list of 50 names.