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Topic: Too-short lace-trimmed dress into skirt!  (Read 1605 times)
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« on: June 30, 2012 11:54:40 AM »

So one day a few years back I was at a thrift shop when I found the neatest little dress. It was kind of short on me, but I liked the colour of the skirt, and it was cheap, so I bought it, thinking I could lengthen the skirt a little.
Then it sat in my closet. For three years.
Last week I finally bought enough lace to wrap around the bottom of the skirt, so I decided to finish up the dress. It looked like this (excuse the pyjamas):



But after trying it on again, I realized that the top of the dress really just didn't look right. So after some thought, I ripped the seams from the bodice and decided to make it a skirt. The dress already had a waistband complete with ties, so all I had to struggle with was shortening the zipper a little, but it actually wasn't so bad! And now I have this wonderful skirt to wear! (Those little things sticking out the bottom are just the ties on the back):



Sidenote: I definitely need to practice sewing more. My seams were always slightly crooked. Undecided

Thanks for looking! Comments/critiques always appreciated!
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Antidigger
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2012 12:26:43 AM »

It looks really great as a skirt and it has changed it's character completely.
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2012 09:50:54 AM »

Much cuter! I agree there was something just a bit strange about the bodice. Good job, and keep it up Cheesy
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mercedes
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2012 01:34:27 PM »

Very nice, and I love the pattern.
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2012 06:24:57 PM »

Dresses are always too short on me. Making it into a skirt was brilliant.
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