This dress was one of my first projects and it is from Mimi G’s Off the Shoulder Dress tutorial. I was so proud of myself! The fabric are knits from Joann’s.
Well, thankfully, I couldn’t fit that dress anymore and didn’t want to be bothered altering that off-the shoulder neckline, so I went with a quick brainless refashion.
In less than an hour, I turned this dress into a pencil skirt.
I simply measured from my waist to below my knee and added half an inch. I cut that amount from the dress.
I tried it on inside out and pinned where I needed to take it in. I basted my new side seams and serged after confirming it fit.
I cut a 3″ waistband and attached it to the top of the skirt. I should have interfaced it, but I didn’t.
Voila! I’ve got a “new” color-blocked pencil skirt!
Do you have a dress that’s too big, but you love the fabric? Try this re-fashion!
PS – I know, I know, I didn’t take pictures of the process. Bad, blogger! I’ll do better next time!