This was one where I too became obsessed with the fabric asap. Just read along to see how my gal Heidi describes it because I totally concur!
Inspired by your blog, here is one of my transformations. I transformed a skirt into a dress - it was really simple and took very little work. The reason why I'm not pictured in a "before" is because the waist was too small on the skirt. I’m always apprehensive about buying things at Goodwill because they’re usually in the $4 range, and sometimes require a lot of work, but the print on this dress was way too fun.
What exactly is it? Dancing women and men in 90s business attire? Whatever it was, I wanted it on my body.
I want it on my body too!! Let's see where Heidi takes this!!
She removed the zipper and re-sewed the seam seam. From there it was pretty simple. I folded the top over about an inch and pinned it, prepping it for the elastic.
The guy on the right next to the seam is my favorite. Ha, me too!! Anyway I sewed it down, leaving room for elastic to enter, threaded the elastic through the seam, then sewed the elastic in tight.
Next I grabbed a black ribbon (about two inches thick) that I’ve had for years and wrapped it around the fabric to create a high waistline. Since the ribbon moved around, I sewed it onto the dress - this also gives it a more professional feel."
I've already worn it out to do errands!"
How super cute do you look Heidi!! Love the whole thing from the cute dancers on the fabric to the black ribbon sash!! Way to rock that skirt into a dress, girl! Read more from Heidi here!