So here is the old dress...it wasn't bad just too big and I wore this a lot while preggers so the white was starting to get dingy. First step I took was cutting the top part (the white and gray) right off and saving the skirt part of the dress. I kept the seam so that I wouldn't have to serge the edge. I don't have a serger BTW so I just use the zig zag stitch.
Scroll to the end to see finished project...
|Here is the old dress|
|Here I have cut the top off|
|This is what the skirt (cut off) looks like|
I got my elastic at JoAnn's (LOVE that place) and I got the 2.5 inch (I think?). The 3 inch which I would have preferred was sold out ... I bought 2 yards which is enough for 2 skirts with some left over.
Now I will direct you to a full how-to on the sewing the elastic to the skirt part. Click here for a fantastic tutorial.
Scroll down for the finished look! I plan on doing more of these with some old dresses I have that just don't fit right or I am sick of! This took me like 30 minutes total...so easy!
I would love to see some of your projects! Feel free to post pics or links to your new skirts!