A Scrappy Skirt 1
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A Scrappy Skirt

An Amazing Technicolor Dream Dress
Sheri's Reader ReFash!

Hey guys!  Remember this dress?

Remember moi?
Remember moi?

I refashioned the top part of this piece

A comfy & flowy top!
A comfy & flowy top!

…but what about that bottom scrap?

Hey! Don't forget about me!!!
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.  🙂

See?
See?

I got to snipping!

Snnnnip!
Snnnnip!

My cuts left that scrap looking like this:

Hmmmmnnnn.
Hmmmmnnnn.

I pinned everything except the high-low part together.

Pinning right along!
Pinning right along!

Then, I ran it through my machine!

Whirrrrr!
Whirrrrr!

Almost done!  I grabbed this leftover elastic from a fitted sheet that was used to make a toga

Every scrap is sacred!
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!)!
All you need is a bodkin (a safety pin works, too!)!
See why I kept the original casing now?
See why I kept the original casing now?

I stitched the ends of the elastic together…

Stitched & Secured!
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!  🙂

Hello, High-Low!
Hello, High-Low!

I wore my new skirt to check out The Way Way Back at the Nickelodeon!

I loved it!
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! :)
Happy (?) Filmgoers! 🙂

I’m so glad I was able to get 2 refashions out of 1 piece!  Bogos are always awesome!  🙂

Cheers!

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