Wednesday, May 26, 2010

skirt turned dress

I spotted this skirt at the thrift store and was hoping it would fit me, but when I pulled it off the rack it turned out to be more than a little mini. But I loved the colors and the print enough to buy it for the Little Miss and see what I could do.

Turns out I didn't have to do much to transform it into a dress. All I did was cut out a strip in the back where there wasn't any elastic at the waist, sewed it back up, and used the strip of fabric to make straps.

Then I hand stitched these doilies on the pockets for a little something extra.

And here is the back view.

I love how it turned out. I would totally wear this myself!


  1. omgoodness! aren't you just a crafty one?! that is adorable!

  2. Good job Stace it turned out so dang cute. And I love the BIG buttons on it too

  3. love it. thanks for thinking im beautiful. its nice to hear

  4. Two words: totally adorable!

    Speaking of great sewing and wardrobe re-make ideas, have you visited yet? Lot of great links - I bet you'd like it!

  5. You taunt me with cute darling lovely girly things. I must have a girl next time I get preggo :)

    Love your blog!

  6. How on earth do you do such crafty things??? Will you teach me?? I think it turned out really great. You've got some serious talent, my friend.

  7. OMG! It turned out so cute!!! LOVE the lace pockets:)