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Day 354: Lunch Outing No-Sew Skirt to Dress Refashion

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I love funky-printed, but frumpy skirts!  When I found this one at one of my fave $1 thrift stores, I was hooked!  🙂

No-Sew Skirt to Dress Refashion before
Trust me…I love it. Really.

The only problem with me and skirts, is that since I’ve learned how to sew, I’m done with wearing separates (for the most part)! 

For years I could never find dresses that fit me (no boobs, all butt).  But now, rather than being a victim of whatever the proportions for an “average” size 2 (or 4 during the holiday season) are, I get to decide how my dresses should properly fit! 

It’s quite empowering!  🙂

To ‘dress’ up this skirt, I first cut two 6″ slits right under the elastic waistband, like so:

cutting slit in skirt
Snnnnnip!

This left a couple of fray-happy raw edges, so I pinned those bad boys down!

pinning raw edge
Raw-No-More! 🙂

After running each side under the needle, I was almost done! 

The body of my new dress was still pretty shapeless.  While this would work fine for a swimsuit coverup, it wouldn’t work so well for a day at work! 

I grabbed a fave antique brooch, and gathered some of the fabric off to the side like so:

No-Sew Skirt to Dress Refashion after
See?

Check it out now!  🙂

No-Sew Skirt to Dress Refashion after 2
Voila! 🙂

I rocked my new frock downtown in Five Points.  🙂

No-Sew Skirt to Dress Refashion after 3
Lunch Outing Time! 🙂

Cheers!

No-Sew Skirt to Dress Refashion before and after



Day 355: Go Cocks...er...Cox!
Day 353: Keep it Going Top
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