Tuesday, February 8, 2011

New Skirt

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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  1. Super cute! And clever to combine the two.

  2. Kimberly I know exactly what you mean, sometimes the length of something doesn't work, BUT, the waist still does. This is perfect, and you did an awesome job on it. I love the way it flows, and is so girly.

    Your daughter looks SUPER pleased with it, and she should be!!!

    I am totally happy you found your way to my blog, and I am your NEWEST follower, THANKS girl!!!

    Did you see my post about making a card for our soldiers??? You should really see if you can help out with this, I bet you could come up with something really special!!! Read about it HERE.

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  3. That is so cute! I love this idea. Thanks for sharing over at Tuesday Tell All.