So, being a hunter of bargians and a lover of the recent tank-dress trend, I couldn't resist buying one (similiar to this but in purple and black) for only $3 off a clearance rack awhile ago. Without trying it on first (which I NEVER do, but I was in a rush). Once I got back home and tried it on I realized the dang thing barely covered my butt, and furthermore did not in any way shape or form flatter the girls. Which I should have expected, does anyone else have issues with the proportions of these dresses?! My first thought was to cut the 'tank' portion off and use it as a skirt by itself; still too short. I'm not exceedingly modest, but this thing was too risque even for me. So, I decided to salvage some fabric from a little-liked dress I made last spring and actually make the dang thing useable. The black portions are the pre-existing skirt (I was able to save the waistband and original hemming, which saved a ton of time and effort) and the white is what I added. Please ignore the absurd elf ears and sword, my friend and I were having a stupid 'photoshoot' but it shows the skirt off pretty well.
The Before (mine had a purple plaid top, black waistband, and black skirt)
Not an extremely tricky project, but I'm very happy with the results. I adore high-waisted skirts (I think they're somewhat flattering on me??) and now I have a useable versitile skirt for about $3. Plus, wearing it with a tank top like I do means I can adjust it to better fit me and the girls
My only complaint is that, when sitting, the white pannel falls right across the 'drop zone' which is where anything you spill while eating will fall as well as sitting right across my butt meaning anything I might sit on/in will stain it. Oh well, guess I've just got to be extra careful.
Questions? Comments? Concerns?