Just about any thrift store I go to is brimming over with boring skirts that happen to have awesome prints, such as this one right here:
I put the skirt on my dress form, inside-out, and began taking it in.
Then, I ran it under the needle, like I do! :) This left me with a big scrap that I sewed into a long tube by sewing a line about 2″ from the original seam.
I cut it out, turned it inside out, and closed up the one raw edge (the other edge was fine, as it was the original hem).
Next, I took the tube, folded it, and stitched it to the front of what was about to be my new dress!
I tossed on a sash and was ready to dash out the door! :)
While out and about, I ran into a few fun people, like my beer snob pal, Alisha. :)