Refashioning a Skirt from a Dress, Part II

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I got out my skirt today that I upcycled a while ago, and I decided that I hated the hem.  So today, I’m going to refashion my refashion.  It’s not going to make it look significantly different, but it is going to help the waist.  I’m going to teach you how to make a nice waistband, since I messed this one up so badly. Remember this skirt?

Refashioning a skirt from a dress #upcycle #refashion #sewing http://www.upcycledfashionista.com

Well, the skirt has side ruffles in it, which completely messed up my hemming.  See my bad job at sewing? 🙂

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Time for a fix!  Let’s take out the elastic waistband …

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And remove those nasty sides.  Sorry for the blurry picture!

Refashioning a skirt from a dress #upcycle #refashion #sewing http://www.upcycledfashionista.com

Resewed it up without a ruffle and cut off the new waist.

Refashioning a skirt from a dress #upcycle #refashion #sewing http://www.upcycledfashionista.com

I bought this t-shirt at Walmart a while back.  It was $3 which makes for a great bunch of fabric for small projects.  Granted, not as good as a Goodwill shirt, but still good.

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Cut a strip of fabric for a new waist.

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Pin the elastic band on it.

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Oops, too big. 🙂

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Pinned it to the inside of my skirt.  Make sure you pin the right sides together.

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Sew the waistband to the skirt.  Make sure you stretch both fabrics so it evenly attaches itself.

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And Voila!  How awesome is that.  Here is Lex striking another great pose for the camera!

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Let me know what you think in the comments!!


Go take a peek at my Upcycled Fashionista Pinterest Board.  I also have two companion boards – Free Sewing Patterns Board and Sewing Tips.  See you there!

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3 thoughts on “Refashioning a Skirt from a Dress, Part II

  1. Cute skirt! I love the fabric! It was cute as a dress, too, but I totally understand what you mean about strapless bras. I see so many cute dresses that I love, but I refuse to buy anything without straps. Anyhoo, I really like the skirt with the obi belt! I’m pinning this!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party #37

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