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Tuesday, 9 July 2013

A dress into a skirt

A few months ago, I was mooching through Sainsburys with my shopping trolley when I spotted a very pretty cotton print summer dress. It was only £20 and had a distinct Cath K look about it. I liked the full 50s style skirt and longer length (Cath's skirts are always too short for me). I bought it, and tucked it away for the warmer weather. But when I came to try it on, the top part really didn't fit well - what did I really expect for £20? But I liked the print a lot, and so I decided I'd turn it into a skirt. So far, so Molly Makes, but we all know that I am lacking in the sewing department. Lots of big ideas. Not much actual skill. 

 But, I could see that the elasticated part could become a waistband without me having to do much to it at all. So I took a deep breath, and chopped the top off....

Then all I had to was neaten the edges, and I just used the lazy zig zag stitch on my machine. It fits!

I like wearing it with plimsolls, or bare feet, otherwise it feels a bit 80s. 

And that is how I turned
a dress into a skirt.


  1. And that is - wonderful! Jane x

  2. Great job it looks fab, love the fabric ~ Sarah x

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    1. It is amazing what you can do when you want the end result quite badly!
      Your recent crochet is awesome by the way....