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Restyled Dress to Skirt

March 4, 2013

Leopard & Lace

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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.

Materials

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

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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:

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Turn the skirt inside out and begin pinning the hem.

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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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