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Remaking a Dress Into a Skirt

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Have an old dress that needs some updating? Give it new life by turning it into a skirt. This is a guide about remaking a dress into a skirt.


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June 28, 20061 found this helpful

If the top part of a child's dress doesn't fit, but the skirt part does, you can cut off the blouse portion, sew up the back part of the skirt, hem the waist area, insert elastic and make it into a skirt.

This is from an old memory of what my mother did for me when I outgrew a favorite dress. It lived on as a reincarnated skirt.

By Holly

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By Tara (Guest Post)
August 7, 20050 found this helpful

Great idea! Another similar to this is to add a ruffle or fringe on a dress that is too short, but fits fine otherwise!

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June 28, 20060 found this helpful

Another good one is taking "too short" teeshirts and adding a skirt (or one from the dress!)

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