Saturday, March 12, 2011

Massive dress to simple skirt

I hate shopping online!  Well at least for clothing because nothing is standard and I'm picky about how things fit!  However a few years ago I took a risk and bought a dress online and when it came it was HUGE!  I mean, SERIOUSLY too big.  Then I lost about 70 pounds and it might as well have been a blanket for me!
Seriously anyone want to join me in there?

Anyways I liked the pattern on the fabric and the design of the dress (if it had fit like the photo) so I kept the dress.  It was 4-5 sizes too big so I decided keeping it as a dress would be way too much work to bring in.  I'm still a novice to sewing.  So I decided a high waisted skirt would be doable and perfect in my wardrobe!
Yes I snapped this quickly in my school bathroom after I taught my class and just before we hit the road for spring break :P

So I basically just cut off the top, cut down straight down the front (because I wanted to get rid of the thick fabric in the middle front), cut off about 6 inches of waist, sewed it back up and put clasps on it!  I might go back and reinforce the waist band (it scrunches a bit right now).  Overall though its a great addition to my wardrobe and was easy to do!

What do you think?  Decent for a beginner?

The Hubs, his parents, and I are off to an antique show and sale, in hopes to find some great stuff.  Seriously the Northwest lacks in Rummage sales/Flea markets which makes me sad, so lets hope the antique show is fun!

Also remember Tomorrow March 13th is Daylight savings!


  1. KittyMarch 12, 2011 10:14 AM

    This is awesome!! lost 70 lbs?! congrats!! That is so impressive! You look great :) Especially in your new skirt!

  2. The Ash'sMarch 12, 2011 11:24 AM

    Aw you're so crafty! That's awesome. And you look AmAzInG

  3. TinaMarch 13, 2011 10:54 AM

    Hi there! I found your blog from Tatertots & Jello. I love the fabric flower necklace you made! I also love what you did with this sewing project! I am doing a little sewing series over at my blog for new sewers if you'd like to stop over and check it out!

  4. WobiSobiMarch 14, 2011 7:19 AM

    OOOO So cute Love the change It looks fabulous!

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