Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Converting A Dress Into A Skrit


I loved this dress.
I love the fabric, I love the print and I love the colour.
What I don't love is the fact that it was a bit too short and a bit too tight across my chest.
As someone with a petite but curvy figure it is often hard to get clothes to fit.
I wanted to wear this item more often and the only solution was to turn it into a skirt.
I am no seamstress so I tried to keep it as basic as possible.
I cut across the natural division between the skirt and the top part of the dress, turned a hem over and thread some elastic through.
I topped it with my old favourite New Look sweater which is the perfect fit.
It is not the smartest look in my wardobe but this outfit is my equivalent of a trask suit or PJs - comfort clothes for a busy day working at my computer.

Update: On this day last year I wore the most hideous outfit of the year - check it out here!

12 comments:

  1. well all I can say is- I need your type of track suit! ;) Great look!

    Wish I was handy like that... I can't sew, or at least not if it will make it through the wash cycle!

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  2. I've done this several times Jane.
    Especially with a dress that fabric is awesome, and doesnt fit me-I cant resist!

    Good looking track suit!!

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  3. Well done, a good job done and it will be a year round versatile piece in your wardrobe!

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  4. Great save to a well loved piece!

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  5. great style... you are a genius.

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  6. Wonderful! It's always so satisfying to make something you'd like to wear into something you actually wear!

    xx
    Julia

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  7. This is the easiest way to convert dress and even long skirts. I've definitely done it a couple of times.
    Love the result!

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  8. I've never tried to make changes that include cutting .... but it's a great idea specially if it's a garment you want to keep around :)

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  9. wow it's hard to believe that was a dress!

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  10. I'm envious that you were able to change that, I still have simple skirts sitting around that just need hemming, I'm just no good at any form of sewing.
    I love that you can use this again now as a skirt... great idea.
    x

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  11. Thank you for your comment on my blog. Day two is not going as well. I will write and inform later!
    Your challenge sounds really interesting. I will take a look at your blog and find out more. Enjoyed this first post already!
    Thanks,
    7 days, 7 ways lady!

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