Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Girl's dress recon


We have some kind neighbours who often give children's clothes they no longer need (they have 3 girls so it works out well!) I loved the fabric and full skirt of this Pumpkin Patch dress but the halter neck was a little too lacking in modesty for my taste.


A pair of sharp scissors, a sewing machine and 30 minutes later... it's a skirt! I have had such precious little time to sew lately and this was such an easy alteration to make, it's even lined. The cost of the elastic and thread come to about $1, what a bargain :)


And most importantly, it passes the twirl factor!



3 comments:

sharine said...

Can't forget the all important twirl test lol. It looks great:)

Erin said...

Do believe it's called upcycling these days;) and actually I've been doing a lot of it too. Another idea is you could have turned the halter neck into longer straps to criss-cross always looks nice with a little bolero jacket

baukje said...

And she looks sôhappy in the skirt.....