Every Fall, some friends and I make a trip to a nearby apple orchard. It’s a tradition that we look forward to every year with great anticipation. It simply isn’t Fall yet until we make our annual trek! This year, we decided to visit Windy Hill Orchard & Cidery in York, SC. :)
I needed something autumnal for our outing. I’d be hard-pressed (get it? it’s a cider joke!) to find something in a more appropriate color scheme than this.
Hello, Fall! :)
So what if this dress is too big for me and that dropped waist is sort of awkward? Who needs an awkward dress when they can have a beautiful tiered skirt? :)
I pinned along where the sleeves are. They won’t be necessary anymore!
Then, I stitched down my pinned lines.
I snipped off those sleeves, and was ready to go! Since the back of this dress zips up, I just used the original neck hole as the waist for my new skirt! Do you recognize this top from my One Dress, Three Ways challenge? :)
Windy Hill has lots of tasty ciders to sample!
My favorite is the Gala Peach!
Looook at all the cider! :)
But that wasn’t all they had…
Where can I buy a donut machine of my very own?
Even more offerings from Windy Hill!
A few people have asked how tall (or rather, how short) I am. Here is proof that I’m of average height for a woman! :)
After we were done at the cidery, we headed out to Charlotte to explore a few breweries!
We had consumed many ciders at this point…
Such a lovely day!
Good times with great pals!
Love these guys!
What a great way to welcome the new season! :)
Hey guys! Remember this dress?
I refashioned the top part of this piece…
A comfy & flowy top!
…but what about that bottom scrap?
Hey! Don’t forget about me!!!
It’s a pretty big scrap, and I’d hate to just toss it out! I thought turning it into a skirt would work quite nicely. My closet has precious few skirts, so one more would be very welcome!
To get started, I turned the bottom part of this piece upside-down, so the bottom hem is now the top (you’ll see why in just a bit). Then, I placed this refashioned dress over it as a template. :)
I got to snipping!
My cuts left that scrap looking like this:
I pinned everything except the high-low part together.
Pinning right along!
Then, I ran it through my machine!
Almost done! I grabbed this leftover elastic from a fitted sheet that was used to make a toga…
Every scrap is sacred!
…and worked it through the casing of the dress’ original hem!
All you need is a bodkin (a safety pin works, too!)!
See why I kept the original casing now?
I stitched the ends of the elastic together…
Stitched & Secured!
Then, I closed up the top part that I had left open to run the elastic through!
Now I have a cute & simple high-low skirt! :)
I wore my new skirt to check out The Way Way Back at the Nickelodeon!
I loved it!
I loved this film. It’s a perfect coming-of-age movie for anyone who was of the awkward sort in their teen years. Well-acted and subtly powerful performances all around!
Happy (?) Filmgoers! :)
I’m so glad I was able to get 2 refashions out of 1 piece! Bogos are always awesome! :)