Turning a Dress into a Skirt through Creative Refashion

This dress was one of dresses from my mother. I really loved it but I have such a hard time wearing anything that I can’t wear a bra with. I realize that there are strapless bras … but those suck. So it’s time for a refashion!

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

See the beadwork on the neck portion? I have GOT to save it!

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

 

Very simple redo today. Cut off the top, and take that beadwork out …

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

 

Sew up the bottom with some elastic band. Make sure to stretch the band and the skirt a bit so that it goes nicely together.

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

And here is the final product. I used the beadwork as a necklace and the skirt came out fabulous paired with an Nanxson(TM) Women’s Soft Pu Faux Leather Obi Waist Band Belt PDW0009 black and a simple tank. And you gotta love Lex’s pose!!

Final:

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

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

9 thoughts on “Turning a Dress into a Skirt through Creative Refashion”

  1. I love this.I’ve got a couple of dresses hanging in my closet that I want to transform into skirts.I love the patterns,but I just never wear dresses.I wore a skirt today with a tshirt and just love the way it feels.I think little skirts that hit above the knee are going to be my “go to” instead of shorts.
    I might have to make an obi belt too.Can they be made out of old Spanx,lol?

    Reply
    • I think there is something about a skirt that screams “Sexy!” and I love them. And I’m like you — I almost never wear dresses, although I seem to always have a closet full of them … The great part about obi belts are that you don’t need Spandex, because they hide everything. I put a link to Amazon above to buy that obi belt for $3.46 which includes shipping. (This does contain an affiliate link.)

      Reply
  2. I love this.I’ve got a couple of dresses hanging in my closet that I want to transform into skirts.I love the patterns,but I just never wear dresses.I wore a skirt today with a tshirt and just love the way it feels.I think little skirts that hit above the knee are going to be my “go to” instead of shorts.
    I might have to make an obi belt too.Can they be made out of old Spanx,lol?

    Reply
    • I think there is something about a skirt that screams “Sexy!” and I love them. And I’m like you — I almost never wear dresses, although I seem to always have a closet full of them … The great part about obi belts are that you don’t need Spandex, because they hide everything. I put a link to Amazon above to buy that obi belt for $3.46 which includes shipping. (This does contain an affiliate link.)

      Reply

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