Turning a Dress into a Skirt through Creative Refashion II

I got out my skirt today that I upcycled a while ago, and I decided that I hated the hem. So today, I’m going to refashion my refashion. It’s not going to make it look significantly different, but it is going to help the waist. I’m going to teach you how to make a nice waistband, since I messed this one up so badly. Remember this skirt?

Discover how to creatively refashion your wardrobe by learning to turn a dress into a skirt, adding unique charm to your clothing collection.

Refashioning a Skirt from a Dress, Part II

Well, the skirt has side ruffles in it, which completely messed up my hemming. See my bad job at sewing? 🙂

Discover how to creatively refashion your wardrobe by learning to turn a dress into a skirt, adding unique charm to your clothing collection.

Time for a fix! Let’s take out the elastic waistband …

Turn a dress into a skirt with our refashion tips, giving your outfit a fresh and stylish look with ease.

And remove those nasty sides. Sorry for the blurry picture!

Turn a dress into a skirt with our refashion tips, giving your outfit a fresh and stylish look with ease.

Resewed it up without a ruffle and cut off the new waist.

Turn a dress into a skirt with our refashion tips, giving your outfit a fresh and stylish look with ease.

I bought this t-shirt at Walmart a while back. It was $3 which makes for a great bunch of fabric for small projects. Granted, not as good as a Goodwill shirt, but still good.

Turn a dress into a skirt with our refashion tips, giving your outfit a fresh and stylish look with ease.

Cut a strip of fabric for a new waist.

Turn a dress into a skirt with our refashion tips, giving your outfit a fresh and stylish look with ease.

Pin the elastic band on it.

Turn a dress into a skirt with our refashion tips, giving your outfit a fresh and stylish look with ease.

Oops, too big. 🙂

Turn a dress into a skirt with our refashion tips, giving your outfit a fresh and stylish look with ease.

Pinned it to the inside of my skirt. Make sure you pin the right sides together.

Turn a dress into a skirt with our refashion tips, giving your outfit a fresh and stylish look with ease.

Sew the waistband to the skirt. Make sure you stretch both fabrics so it evenly attaches itself.

Turn a dress into a skirt with our refashion tips, giving your outfit a fresh and stylish look with ease.

And Voila! How awesome is that. Here is Lex striking another great pose for the camera!

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