I purchased this red sundress from a clearance sale at a local consignment shop. I really didn't like the style of the dress, but I knew I could do something with the skirted part. When I was clearing out my daughter's clothing I came across this pair of denim shorts that were too short (but still fit in the waist), and I came up with the idea to put the two together to create a cute little skirt.
I started by cutting the skirted part from the dress, leaving about 3 inches at the top for stitching to the shorts. I don't have a picture to show, but I also removed the threading from the inseam of the shorts so they were completely open.
Next, I folded the top part of the skirt over twice to create a neat hem and pinned it to the underside of the shorts. I folded over the bottom of the shorts to create another clean line, and only had to cut a bit of the inseam to create a straight line. I also restitched the inseam by the front zipper just to keep the fabric together.
Lastly, I ran a straight stitch all the way around the pinned area. I added a ribbon belt and a ruffled flower to this new skirt. I think it turned out really cute and will be a great new addition to my daughter's spring wardrobe.
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