Sunday, June 23, 2013

Refashioned Skirt

I was cleaning out my closet and pulled out this skirt. It's a white linen skirt with pintucks around the waist and some inset lace near the hem. It's always been too big and just not that cute. I could never find the right top to wear with it and now that I have lost weight, since this photo was taken, I can no longer wear it.

I was trying to figure out how I could refashion it into something else.


And then I had a brainstorm while my granddaughter was having a sleep over at our house.
I cut off almost half the skirt and then used the inset lace at the bottom to make some straps.
I took it over to my son's house for a fitting, to get the straps placed just right.


It still needs a few tweaks, but I think she's pretty happy with the dress.
It's so much cuter on our granddaughter than it was on me.
Now to attach the straps and it's finished.

13 comments:

Esther F. said...

What a great refashion! The fabric and lace works perfectly for a girly dress!
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needle and nest said...

I love how it turned out! She looks adorable in it. Ice always loved how refashioned clothing turns our, especially when the final item is for a child. Well done!

Patchwork and Play said...

Such a clever idea! Tea cozy one day, skirt to dress the next! Great job Di!

Dianne Neale said...

Great idea. Are we getting a view of the re-fashioned mrs romance, or is the going to be a big reveal in London?

jeifner said...

It is so darling on her! White and lace is such a summer classic.

tusen said...

Lovely idea. It looks great as a girly dress and she looks perfect in it.

Quilter in the Gap said...

I have a pile of clothes that I know are "good for something" I just need to get busy! Great job!!

Geri said...

How adorable is that! And you have lost a "s@itload" of weight as your friend said!

heart of charnwood said...

That is so cute Di, well done, she is such a sweetie :o)

Flying Blind... said...

Thrifty and cute xxx

Cindy said...

Very cute!

Marcia R said...

Brilliant!

Leanne Parsons said...

How cute! Great job.