Thursday, September 1, 2011

Wardrobe Refashion

It's been a bit quiet on the blog lately, but I promise I have been busy sewing!

When we got back from overseas, I found myself sorting through some of my clothes that I haven't worn for a little while. I came across a few items that I decided to re-fashion rather than pass along to a secondhand shop.

My favourite so far is this one:

I bought this dress while on holidays a couple of years ago on the Central Coast of NSW, and loved it. I'd planned on teaming it with a pair of jeans (too short for my liking to wear as a dress), but it just didn't work. I could never bring myself to part with it, but didn't know what to do with it. So ...

I turned it into a skirt! All I did was to chop the top part (bust and above) off and add a waist band made out of stretch jersey fabric. I didn't even have to hem it, as I didn't even touch the bottom of the dress!

Easy, and cheap!


  1. I remember that dress Rach. Clever idea and like you said why chuck it when you can re-vamp it!! Well done.

  2. Thanks Mum! You must have passed on your resourcefulness xx

  3. Nicely done - I like how the red band matches the design in the skirt!

  4. I was initially going to match the beige or greeny colour, but I couldn't get any jersey knit to match them. So I'm glad the red works!