I went home to Nevada last weekend to visit my family for Mother’s Day. It was a wonderful weekend hanging out with my parents, visiting friends, and relaxing. Every time I go home, my mom insists that I go through my old room a little more and take stuff with me or get rid of it. I am slowing making my way through the room and getting rid of things. This time, I discovered a bunch of dresses that I didn’t realize I still owned. Including this one. Now I am not exactly sure where it came from but I am assuming it was a craft fair or something similar one time. Too many times I have fallen for the cute craft fair dress that doesn’t actually fit very well but I convince myself that it will be fine because it’s cheap. Too many times and this one is no different. It never fit very well on the top so I never wore it.
I’m sure you have a few of these in your closet like I do. But don’t give up on that dress. The fabric is cute. It’s light and flowy. Time to convert it into a skirt. It’s easy I promise.
Determine how long you want the skirt to be and cut off the top. Fold the top over and sew the edge under leaving about 3/4 inch wide gap.
Thread thin elastic to create your waste band. When you measure elastic to fit you, make sure you stretch it a little. You want it to be tight but not uncomfortable.
The skirt is something I will definitely wear. I think belt brought the whole outfit together and made a perfect work outfit. It is light and flowy which will be perfect for the summer or add leggings and boots and wear it all year. I loved the detailed embroidery on the top of the dress. I am going to try to work it into another project at some point.