October 17, 2014

SEWING: DIY Dress to Skirt Remix...

I've had a mini obsession with full skirts for a minute now. And a few months ago, I had the idea to turn a gingham dress I'd made a few years ago into a fun full skirt. With POCKETS! Because my dress already had pockets when I made it before. The pic below is a before shot of the gingham "Mad Men" dress I made back in 2009.
What I did was pick the seam apart from the bodice of the dress, only leaving the skirt portion because I wanted to make a new, more fitted waistband than the loose fitting one I had on the dress. The loose waistband is easier to see on me wearing the dress here. So I did have a bit of waist measuring and tailoring to do. I also didn't want to fight with re-doing the gathers so I decided to do large pleats instead. And I have to pat myself on the back a little bit right here, because It's clear to me how far I've come with my sewing, I see visible progress from my dress back in 2009 to this remixed skirt (2014). Just the fit of the waist of my skirt alone is a marked improvement. So yay!
White Button Shirt, Old Navy | Gingham Skirt, DIY | Yellow Pointed Pumps, Comfort Plus by Predictions

The skirt styled in different ways below...
(above) Sporty: With a crop top and (my favorite!) Nine West sneaks
Mixed Prints: Stripes and gingham plaid

Let me know what you think! I'm pretty pleased with the outcome :) 
#fashion #sewing #DIY

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