Yesterday I finished the dress-to-skirt transformation I mentioned last week. As a reminder, here’s the frumpy dress before:
And here’s the after:
To accomplish the transformation, I took apart the waist seam and one of the side seams. I put in an invisible zipper on the side so I could get it on and off. Pleating the skirt a bit more allowed me to make it small enough to fit my actual waist, and I added a waistband made from the original waist ties. It was actually a pretty easy refashion project, and I know I’ll definitely get a lot more wear out of this piece as a skirt than a dress. I’m just glad I saw the potential in it before I tossed it out!
My name is Rachel and I live in wonderful Portland, OR. Transient Expression is about fashion, style, and DIY. I love to share craft projects, cute outfits, recipes, and inspiration for living a handmade life.