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Topic: DIY Inspiration for a Large Floral Skirt?  (Read 538 times)
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Penguillama
« on: May 11, 2012 10:06:33 PM »

I apologize in advance for the poor image quality Tongue. So I found this huuge floral linen skirt at the thrift store for $3:

and I think it has potential to become a cute summer dress. It's hard to tell in the photo, but it has a wide, flared skirt and buttons down the center.

I was thinking I could have the top part fitted, with some buttons open so it has a bit of a V-cutout--BUT I'm a little hesitant to remove/reattach the skirt because I want to preserve the buttons (don't want a zipper). Should I:

A. construct the bust separately and re-attach it to the skirt (which would require a zipper)
B. do the bust separately and DON'T reattach the skirt, just belt it as separates
C. Just fit it as a maxi skirt
D. something else inventive!

Can have any ideas, or maybe some pics for inspiration?
« Last Edit: May 11, 2012 10:12:02 PM by Penguillama » THIS ROCKS   Logged
emily_1994
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2012 06:24:37 AM »

I wouldn't do the bust separately. I'd take it in with the side seams if need, then add darts at the front to shape it.
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Alexus1325
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2012 12:31:46 PM »

My first thought is to unpick a portion of the waistband and feed a narrow elastic through it all the way around, and then make an elastic casing just below where your waist would be for a second elastic (or wear it belted). That would give you a cute blousey strapless sundress Cheesy Mind you, you may need to sew the button placket shut to prevent gaping.

The result would look kinda like this, this, and this.

Just so happens I found a great tutorial after some additional poking around Cheesy
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