Last week I shared a super fun tutorial over at Seamingly Smitten for the Sew Chic Upcycling Week and I am re posting it here just in case you missed it!
Here is my
Old Skirt - New Dress Upcycle!
Measure and cut 3 inches off the the bottom of the dress - straight across. (keep the part you cut off, we will use that in a minute!)
Unbutton the dress, fold the hem under about 1/4 inch then 1/4 inch again and stitch to create a nice, clean, finished hem.
Put your machine back to a normal stitch setting and sew the ruffle onto the top of the dress making sure to backstitch at the ends!
Now for the sash!
I wanted a fun color to "pop" with the busy black and white design on my new dress, so I picked out a turquoise color from my fabric stash...
Cut your fabric 60 inches long and 8 inches wide (this is the size I used for myself, you can add more or less to the length depending on your size) then fold it in half and iron.
Pin straight down the open end...
Then iron flat:
Unfold the tube and stitch the ends closed.
Find the opening you left in the center of the tube and begin to turn right side out.
I use a little pencil to make sure the corners are nice and pointy, but whatever you use to create nice corners will work just fine!
Iron and you have a new sash!
You can't even tell where the opening is...
Now put on your "new" dress and go on a date with the hubs!
The front (I should totally be a professional model don't ya think?!):
The back (aren't the buttons fun?!?)
I think the ruffle makes this dress fabulous!
This was super simple and cost me a whopping $4!
Next time you are at the Thrift Store, look with a creative eye for those "old" items that can be made "new" again!