I was quite pleased with how I was able to use almost every scrap from a dress in yesterday’s piece. :) I decided to do it again, because No-Waste refashions are the best kind!
No Waste = Nothing in the landfill! :)
Hopefully you remember the royal blue dress from Day 14.
You might also remember how I turned it into a fun cape/jacket! :)
But what about the bottom part? Was I just going to toss it out?
Oh no. Oh heck no!
When I detached the top from the bottom of the dress, I left about an inch of fabric over the elastic waistband of the skirt. There was a reason for this. :)
I took the skirt, and ran it through my machine, keeping the elastic stretched while sewing the 1″ edge over on the inside.
I didn’t pin it or anything, as I thought pins would just get in the way. I just sewed slowly and carefully, since my little fingers were quite close to the needle.
Now I have a long & lovely pleated skirt!
Because I’m a mind reader, I know some of you are wishing I had shortened the skirt. ;) But I think the longer length really makes it. I’ve been seeing a lot of long pleated skirts coming out lately, including this one by Tibi:
This isn’t a trend that’s really hit the East Coast yet (we’re kind of slow), but it’s one I reallllly like! Since there are so many vintage pleated skirts and dresses in thrift stores, anybody can rock this look. :)