This DIY is super easy and all you need is a…
-dress(further explanation as you read on)
-needle and thread, that glue for hems I have no idea what it’s called or fusible webbing
-scissors that can cut fabric
1. When you select a dress for this DIY you need a dress that has a distinct waist band like this one has. If there is no distinct waistband it is not going to work. and if there is a zipper on the dress, you need to make sure that it starts where the waistband starts. If it doesn’t and starts where the bodice is (like at the neck) ,it’s not going to work. So please keep these things in mind when selecting a dress to use for this DIY. though if you happen to be very handy with a needle and thread you can tak out the zipper and replace it with a shorter one (long enough for the skirt and waistband) , that is if the zipper runs up through the bodice of the dress.
bodice+waistband+skirt=skirt (after you take off the bodice)
After you select a dress just cut the bodice of the dress leaving enough fabric above the waistband to fold over and seam an 1in. to 1 1/2 in. should be enough.
Next fold over the fabric above the waistband and stitch it down I used a whip stitch to sew it up but one can also use a sewing machine, fusible webbing, or hem glue. And if any of you guys want to you can leave the edges raw but make sure you use a sturdy fabric,like cotton if you want to leave the edges raw.
Now it’s ready to wear!!! Though if you use hem glue make sure it’s dry before wearing. See how I wore this lovely little skirt here.
As for the bodice you can make it into a shirt which is just as easy.Though depending on how you do it you may or may not need more sewing skills. Though
with the bodice you can leave the edges raw trim with lace or do whatever you think of.
All I did to bodice I had left over was find matching bias binding and sew it on which is super easy you can do it by hand or machine. I did it by hand since I’m not that handy with a sewing machine (but I’m getting there).
The completed project
Super sweet and stylish Jemina gave me an award.
and if you haven’t checked out her blog you most definitely should.
I’m going to pass this award on to these lovely bloggers:
Look Ugly In A Photograph
Grit and Glamour
I hope you all have a wonderful day!!!!! Thank you so much for dropping by!!!
Also if any of you have any question about the DIY please feel free to ask via comments or email. I love hearing from you all =)
Edit: a good fusible web tape is Pellon Wonder Under find out more here and here. Happy DIY-ing =)