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! :)