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


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

xo from a new follower, Jess

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

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