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« on: April 14, 2013 05:21:42 AM »

So I am always really jealous of everyone who has access to thrift stores, you seem to get some amazing bargains! My closest thing is ebay and I bought both of the dresses below including postage for less than 5 each, both new with the tags.

However, they were both ill fitting at the top because I am very pear shape so very little on top and no dresses ever fit, I have to make my own. So i decided to turn them both into skirts, et voila!

The black jersey skirts was easiest, I only had to turn the top hem down as the mid part was already elasticated, the floral one works as high wasted but I had to unpick the whole top part (re do the zip as I accidently pulled original off dammit!) and then re sew the top hem and add a hook and eye. I kept the top parts as thought the floral straps may make a nice handbag strap and I'm sure I can bling something up with those sleeves.

Now just waiting for Spring to arrive although it seems to be brightening up. I didn't use a tutorial in particular, just read through a few but if you do a search you'll find oodles to look at.

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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2013 06:34:02 AM »

Great stuff Sparkle! These skirts look very nice  Smiley Sounds like a great score on ebay too!

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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2013 12:10:32 PM »

I love the floral dress/skirt. Very romantic!

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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2013 07:39:04 AM »

Very nice job! I too fit better in skirts than dresses Smiley
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