Dressy Skirt...

How to turn a dress into a skirt... 

Fold the top down enough for the waist band to fit through

Pin it in place

Sew waist line all the way around leaving a small 2-3 inch opening for waist band to slide through.

Use a safety pin to help guide the elastic band through the waist line until both ends meet (see picture below)

Once both ends meet, sew ends together and sew the small opening made for elastic to run through.


Melissa Montenegro said...

What a GREAT idea for a dress that is too short! Just chop it off and turn it into a skirt!

Question, what is the point of the safety pin at the end of the elastic?

Adrienne said...

Yea, I thought it was a great one too. This is the second shirt I try it on...worked both times!

I updated the post with some directions since I few people were wondering the same thing.

Thanks for stopping by :)