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One Dress, Three Ways III: A Dress to Skirt Refashion

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Hello all.  Whew!  I have been one busy busy gal!  Starting my new job and lots of other fun things have kept me in a most exciting flurry of activity!  🙂

Don’t worry!  It’s all calming down enough for me to blog a bit more regularly…at least for now!  🙂

I feel like the last time we talked, I was near the end of a project.  Hmmmmnnn…what could that have been?

One Dress, Three ways
Oh yes! Now I remember!

You can see the previous (no sew!) incarnations of this dress right here and here!

I thought it was time to whip out my machine for the final chapter in this thrilling saga!

Since I’ve already made a dress and a top, I decided to go for (as many of you guessed) a skirt!

I wisely held onto that bottom scrap from #2!

dress cut in two pieces
What’s the plan, Stan?

To get started, I did a bit of cutting:

top cut off of shirt
Don’t wave Goodbye yet, little sleeve! I have a plan for you!

I knew I wanted to go for a funky layered look for my new skirt, and that I wanted it to be fitted.

I took a dress that I really like the fit of, and cut my basic skirt template from that.  Pinnage followed.

pinned sides of skirt
Shaping up!

You can see where I’m using the finished edges for my waistband so they don’t overstretch/so I don’t have to add elastic to the already-stretchy fabric.

I stitched the base of my skirt together.

sewing side seams
Stitch those sides!

Remember those sleeves?  I cut them off…

sleeves cut off
Owie Owie!

then I cut those guys apart like so:

cut off fabric
Disection in Progress!

I pinned my fun flappy leftovers around the wast…

Flappy Bits!
Flappy Bits!

Then, I stitched them down!

zig zag stitch
It’s the stitch that Zigs!

Okay.  I THINK I may have solved this problem, but sewing the flappy bits on was a real struggle.  :/  My thread kept breaking off and doing this:

broken thread up close
Over. And Over. And OVER AGAIN. :/

I THINK it was just that the thread guide behind the needle had somehow gotten too tight and was pulling the thread (Everything SEEMS to be okay now), but do any of you guys have any idea what could have been going wrong?

Despite a rather frustrating experience (with lots of internal screaming), I still somehow ended up with a fun & creative addition to my wardrobe!  🙂

The Final Chapter!
The Final Chapter!
A lil sloppy, but still cute!
A lil sloppy, but still cute!
Le back!
Le back!  And YES I did a quick fold-over take-in.  :/  But it looks okay with my sweater over it…I guess.

I was honestly just happy to be done with this one, you guys.

But my new skirt sure had a fun time seeing Zoso (a really fun Led Zepplin cover band) that night!

Zoso onstage
Hi Zoso!

Mark seemed to have an alright time too!

Jillian and Mark
Yes. He’s a full head taller than me.
One Dress, Three Ways III: A Dress to Skirt Refashion before and after

But enough about my social life!  What I really want to know is…

Which version of this dress is your favorite?????

All three refashions

Here’s the winner of this One Dress, Three Ways Challenge!

Cheers!

Thrifty Ways to Make This Valentine's Day More Special Than Spendy
One Dress, Three Ways II: No-Sew Dress to High Low Top Refashion
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