Tuesday, February 28, 2012

From a Dress to a Skirt

This will probably be a short post because I'm going out in about...10 minutes. But I wanted to show you the skirt I made this afternoon and am now wearing out tonight. (Warning: It's a super bad quality photo, remind me to buy a new camera when I'm slightly less poor.)
I just took an old dress which I don't wear anymore for two reasons, a)I've had it since I was 16, and b) it's generally unflattering. But I still liked the fabric which is why I've held onto it for so long. So, I ripped the seam at the waist, and then added a wide elastic for the waistband. Super easy. And now it's a piece of clothing I'll actually wear again and won't just take up space in my closet. Here's a closer shot so you can see the waistband.


  1. Amazing as always. Following in Grandma's footsteps. ♡

  2. Love it, sustainability through and through!
    Susan Claire