This is my latest dress to skirt refashion, and it was super easy! I was inspired by Hilary's post last week to make my own!
(Please ignore the goofy look on my face, I'm trying not to laugh at my four year old daughter, who is telling me to "pose like a fashion girl.")
I've been sitting on this dress for a while, not quite sure what to do with it. I found it at a thrift store (surprised?) about two months ago. I liked the color, the cut was ok, and I could see it had potential. I paid around $4 for it, so no great loss, and I'm always in the market for a good refashion. I was kind of excited!
And then...I tried it on.
This dress was HIDEOUS on me. Originally I had thought that I would hem it up and make it a cute dress I could actually wear. Um, no. Clearly that was not an option! Ugh! I'm actually embarrassed to even show this 'before' picture, and you can't see my face!
Anyways, I did love the fabric! It had these adorable little delicate southwestern pattern of geometric shapes, suns and arrows all over it, so cute! I couldn't just toss it and call it a wash, but what to do?
I basically ended up doing exactly what Hilary did in her dress to skirt refashion, and chopped off the bottom 16 inches of the dress, and sewed it to the underside of some 2 inch black elastic. I even used the original hem! I am so in love with 2 inch elastic, I can't even tell you. It's the magic cure for many a refashion. And it sucks things in where things may need to be sucked in.
I really like how this turned out! I think it's cute, fun, and bright. Perfect for summer! The fabric is really swingy and drapes beautifully, so it's flattering as well. A win!