June 1, 2012

Dress to Maxi Skirt - knit refashion

Since I did a refashion tutorial post yesterday, I thought it'd be fun to group a few Refashion Posts together - so I've got another one for you today....

I made this amazing knit maxi skirt - - and it took no time at all!!  I feel like it's pretty on target with the fashions this season, and have gotten lots of compliments the couple of times I've worn it.  So how'd I refashion it??  Well, at church there was a "clothing swap" and I found this catch of a dress - but it was a size 2XL:
Obviously not my size.  So I cut it apart as shown in the picture below.  First I cut straight across under the armpits - then I cut a big strip off of the side:
 So, you can see the part that will make the main part of the dress - I just had to sew up that one side that I cut.  And I took it in a little more at the waist.  Then I took that piece on the left, cut it to fit my waist, and sewed it on as the waistband.  That was it!!  I love the lines in it:

So I've styled it a couple of different ways - I like both looks!
 It is so comfy and so fun!!  I love this refashion!!  Start looking for knit dresses that may be too big for you and see what you can do....



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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

17 Fabulous Comments:

Loving your new white backdrop! Oh, and the skirt's pretty cute too ;-)

GREAT job! I love the lines and you totally kept them looking great! I love the yellow!

I love love love that skirt!!!

I LOVE! So cute! I have gone to DI looking for things I can refashion but I don't think I have the right eye. Good job!!

Love the skirt, but the white shirt is too long - it's all lumpy under the skirt... Love the blue top and belt!

wow, so cute! Great job mandy

And the first thing I noticed? The Paparazzi necklace. :) LOVE!

Super cute skirt, too!

Mandy absolutely fabulous! Love the color and I love your shoes too! :) My kind of shoes!
Have a lovely weekend1

It's adorable! (Just like sweet, petite little you!)

I LOVE it!! Love the color and the sort of ruffly look it has with the layered looking fabric.

Wow, that is quite a transformation! Love the skirt!

Holy cow girl, you're so talented. I just love seeing what you've come up with...The skirt is phenom. LOVE it!

Thanks for sharing on Show and Tell. Can't wait to feature.

xoxo, Tauni

Mandy,

That is so adorable. I love it and I love the color. :)

xo from a new follower, Jess
http://thedelightfulcrafter.blogspot.com

AWESOME PROJECT!! This was such a great idea! Your are so crafty Mandy!!
xo Becca

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