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Restyled Dress to Skirt

March 4, 2013

Leopard & Lace


Here is a tutorial for a simple restyled skirt.

I had a red dress left over from my Halloween costume that I knew I would never wear again, so I decided to turn it into cute skirt. You can use any dress with a nice skirt and a bodice that has some stretch.


Old dress Matching or contrasting thread
Straight pins
Sewing machine or sewing needle


First cut the top off your dress leaving the bodice fabric twice as wide as you want the waist band to be. For example, I started with 4 inches of fabric for a 2 inch waistband. Here is what I started with:


Turn the skirt inside out and begin pinning the hem.


If you have a skirt with a thick seam where the skirt is sewn to the bodice like mine is above, there is a way to fix the unflattering bulkiness…

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