Thursday, April 10, 2014

Dress to Maxi Skirt - Repost

Hello All, I'm resharing - reposting this thrifted refashion project.  Its that time of year again; where I wear maxi skirts a lot.  Now all  I have to do is find the time to refashion or sew a few more. I hope you enjoy.  

Originally posted on 8/13/2013  over at

Welcome All, I'm excited about my latest refashion project.  Especially since I'm a newbie.  I picked up this dress at Goodwill and posted about that thrift haul last week.  You can read about it here, if you missed it.

Dress - Before
Not a very attractive dress; so I refashioned it into a maxi skirt.

The process was relatively easy even for a beginner.

  • First I put the dress on my newly acquired dressform; and proceeded to cut just below the arm holes.
  • Then I cut a strip of 1/4" elastic about 2" longer than my waist measurement. 
  • I tried on the skirt after pinning the elastic to it to see how it fit.
  • I removed the elastic (careful not to let the fabric slip off the dressform by using pins).
  • Then I adjusted the elastic a little and stitched it together.
  • I put the elastic back around the new waist of the skirt; repinned it and stitched it.

And... voila!

Skirt - After