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.