Dress To Skirt Refashion

Happy New Year!

It seems like forever since I’ve last posted.

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas.

Mine was good (other than breaking down on the side of the road Christmas evening. Our vehicle is still at the shop. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Ugh!)

The best part of the holiday, was being able to spend time with friends and family, including my best friend Jessica (whom I don’t get to see often enough) and her significant other.

Jess always brings me a bunch of clothing that she no longer wants when we get together. It’s like Christmas every time she visits! (And this time it really was Christmas! Ha!)

One of the treasures she brought was a dress that she wore one of the times I went to visit her in the summer. We walked to the beach and had our pictures taken together. (That’s how I remember the dress.)

Short Summer Dress Refashion | Diary of a MadMama

Isn’t she cute?

Here’s a closeup:

Short Summer Dress Refashion | Diary of a MadMama

Pretty fabric ‘eh?

She was very fond of this dress, but it was a bit short for her current liking, so I decided to refashion it for her.
First, I made a big cut:

Short Summer Dress Refashion | Diary of a MadMama

Chop chop!

I made sure to keep the side-zipper intact, which will be helpful in a future refashion.

Short Summer Dress Refashion | Diary of a MadMama

After stitching up the side (where I had unpicked the zipper with my trusty seam-ripper), I folded over and hemmed the raw edge, and then pinned it to a wide piece of elastic that I had already measured around Jessica’s waist.

Once it was pinned in place, I simply stitched it all the way around, using a zig-zag stitch…

Short Summer Dress Refashion | Diary of a MadMama

See?

And that was it!
Only a few easy steps to this simple refashion.

Short Summer Dress Refashion | Diary of a MadMama

Short Summer Dress Refashion | Diary of a MadMama

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season!

I can’t believe it’s been almost a whole year since I started this little blog.

It’s been a blast sharing my creativity with you and getting inspired by your creativeness as well!

If you have any requests for refashions (or any other posts) you’d like to see me do this year, I’d love to hear all about it!

Take care!

~Jen

Short Summer Dress Refashion | Diary of a MadMama

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9 thoughts on “Dress To Skirt Refashion

  1. Hi Jenn!

    Happy new year to you too, and many thanks for your weekly diary which I like very much!

    There seems to be a problem with the link below to your post.

    Every good wishes, and keep on the good work!

    Valerie from Brussels, Belgium

    • Thank you so much Valรฉrie! You just made my day.

      Which link are you referring to?
      Thanks for letting me know, I’ll try to figure out the problem for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Have a great day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. You’re back! I’m back…we’re all back!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Great to hear from you again! So sorry to hear about your vehicle troubles, and on Christmas?! I hope things get sorted out soon. Love the print of that fabric, very cute! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy New Year, Jen!

    • Thanks Heather!

      You totally should! It’s so easy and quick, which would be a perfect first sewing project! ๐Ÿ™‚

      If you do, I’d love to see the before and after pics.

      Have a great day!

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