Thursday, April 15, 2010

Refashion: Woman's Skirt to Little Girl's Dress

I bought this skirt when I was pregnant. I loved the wide thick elastic waistband. However, I realized after I had Lou that the skirt was just at that length. Long enough to cover what it needed to but short enough that I always worried that it was slouching up and I needed to keep readjusting. I figured it wasn't worth my worrying about. When I am at church the last thing I want to worry about is my skirt. So I decided to make it into a dress for Bella. She loves it and calls it her "pretty dress". Awe, that makes me feel so good.

My only suggestion for this kind of refashion with an elastic waistband is to sew your main seam first and then cut off the excess. That way you can try it on your little model after you sew it to make sure it fits and if it doesn't you can just adjust without worrying about not having enough material. Also it keeps all that elastic stuff together so you don't have to worry about it as you sew. Hope that makes sense. Anyways, the leftover material was used to make the flower and sleeves.

Super easy. Super cute.



  1. I love the pretty dress. Can't wait to have a girl to pretty up!

  2. Oh my goodness! That is so cute! What gets me is that you say it is so easy. Maybe easy for you, but I can imagine lots of frustration for me!

  3. MDawg, If I can do it I know you could too. Without the sleeves and flower it is just one straight seam. What I love about refashioning is that it is all about experimenting. It doesn't have to be perfect. It wasn't long ago that I didn't care at all for sewing. For me it was all about just trying. Starting simple and gaining confidence as I tried new things. And you are lucky enough to live close to your mom who would probably love to help you. Sometimes I get frustrated too - that's just part of the learning process :)

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