Sunday, August 1, 2010

Dress ReFashioned

Recently, I turned a summer dress into my new favorite skirt! It all started with one of those flow~y dresses which I bought at a garage sale last summer for next~to~nothing. I didn't take any before pictures, but it was in this style:
Product Image Mossimo Supply Co. Juniors Sleeveless Maxi Dress - Pongee Tint

I bought it because, in theory, this seems like a really cute, comfy dress. (obviously with some sort of shirt under it or something...). Turns out, it wasn't. So I didn't wear it at all. But I really liked the fabric, so I saved it for awhile. And then I pulled it out, had a stroke of genius (ha) and created this skirt:

It was sooo simple. All I did was cut the bodice off, fold the top over to make a casing for the elastic, added elastic, and voila! I really love it, and it is nice to finally make use of that garage sale purchase!!!


In case you are wondering... this was me two Sundays ago, getting ready for church. I have been sort of in love with messy/loose/free~flowing buns lately. They are so wonderful for summer! Here's a close up shot of my hairstyle. :)


Before I sign off I would just like to say thanks so much for the wonderful comments you have all been leaving! I love reading every single one!


  1. Oh wow, that is so cute! I absolutely love your creativity coming into play with the skirt. Your hair looks so cute like that too, I also have been in love with that type of hairstyle of late. I always say the a messy up-"do" looks the best!

  2. Oh, wow, that is so cool! It really pays to be creative! :)

  3. Wow! That is too cute! Great job! I just love refashioning things!

  4. What a great idea. It looks great! And so does your hair!

    Much love,

  5. Love it! The print is really pretty. Your hair looks nice too, I love loose buns, they are so easy and look really nice! :)

  6. Awesome! I've done that before but it didn't turn out as nicely as yours :).


  7. It looks great on you. You can't tell at all that it's refashioned. Great job!

  8. Looks great! I always keep cast off clothes around for a bit, you never know what ideas you might come up with! :) And lovely "messy" bun!