Dress from a skirt

This is the outfit I was wearing yesterday, and I wanted to share it as this lovely dress began life as a skirt (nice blurry picture!)

I got this skirt many, many years ago, while I was still in secondary school. It was nice but the underskirt would ride up when I was walking, and I don't wear long skirts too often. So it sat in my wardrobe for a few years.

Then a few years ago I decided that I would turn it into a dress. I cut a hole in each side seam near to top and zig-zag stitched around the edges to finish the armholes. I also made a little small dart in the centre back down from the neckline to catch in the back a bit.

I never wore it, as I was a bit unsure of how it looked. Then yesterday I found it in a suitcase and decided to try it on.

And it looked really nice. It's got a nice shift shape. I tied a ribbon in my hair and channelled the 60's for the day.


Craftastic said…
What a clever idea! I'm not sure I have skirts that this would work for but I will keep this in mind when thrift store shopping.
Anonymous said…
Well, aren't you beautiful...clever too. Well done!



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