Re-style : Old Dress,New Maxi Skirt : Creative Mondays Blog Hop…

After years of being locked away I have final got around to knocking the dust of my sewing machine and start using it again!!

This week after wearing and loving my new maxi skirt

I thought it was time to start re-styling lots of my old clothes, I no long wear for whatever reason.

I love the pattern of this old dress but I haven’t wore it for years due to ~

1.} Halter neck ~ makes my neck ache after wearing a few hours

2} Backless ~ when do we get that much weather to wear backless top in this country? and means no bra !!

3} mid length ~ just feels it need to be longer or shorter

It didn’t take 2 long to cut and sew it all down and I love the length of it, also enough to make a hair tie with the straps that’s left over…. 




   


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  1. Winnie
    April 28, 2013 / 8:53 pm

    I simply love your skirt Claire! I like the pattern and the shape and it's beautiful for the summerThanks for the party, and have a great week 🙂

    • Claire Justine
      April 29, 2013 / 8:45 pm

      Thank you Winnie 🙂

  2. Margarett Murphy
    April 28, 2013 / 8:58 pm

    Very good idea ! Love the skirt…looking forward to restyles in the future .

    • Claire Justine
      April 29, 2013 / 8:46 pm

      Thanks, first of many??? ha

  3. mail4rosey
    April 28, 2013 / 9:57 pm

    It came out great, nice redo!

    • Claire Justine
      April 30, 2013 / 10:00 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  4. Kezzie
    April 28, 2013 / 10:17 pm

    Oooh, what a good idea! It looks really nice on you!x

    • Claire Justine
      April 30, 2013 / 10:01 pm

      Thanks Kezzie 🙂

  5. Judy Haughton-James
    April 28, 2013 / 10:33 pm

    Congratulations Claire! It is great that you can sew. I am sorry I did not keep up with my sewing! I think I should take it up again. Beautiful skirt! Love it! I am happy to be co-hosting again.

    • Claire Justine
      April 30, 2013 / 10:01 pm

      Thanks Judy, whoo I think you should too 🙂

  6. Kim Vealey
    April 29, 2013 / 1:08 am

    Thanks for hosting, Claire & have a great week…I'll be sending my old dresses your way :o) for when I sew, I sew my sleeves to what ever is going through the machine.

    • Claire Justine
      April 30, 2013 / 10:05 pm

      Haha I do too 🙂

  7. Chris
    April 29, 2013 / 3:43 am

    ClaireLovely dress!!Thanks so very much for hosting this wonderful hop! It's been a while since I linked and I'm happy to be able to again this week.Have a great week.xoxox

    • Claire Justine
      April 30, 2013 / 10:11 pm

      Hi Chris, great thanks for joining us 🙂

  8. Ellya Brill
    April 29, 2013 / 5:49 am

    Hi Claire,Thanks again for hosting.Have a great Monday.Ellya

    • Claire Justine
      April 30, 2013 / 10:15 pm

      hanks for linking up Ellya 🙂

  9. Vix
    April 29, 2013 / 9:09 am

    Fantastic makeover – you'll get far more wear from a maxi than a halterneck in our rubbish climate! Looks great! x

    • Claire Justine
      April 30, 2013 / 10:15 pm

      Thanks Vix, I have more things to go with it now and it will be warmer 🙂

  10. Ofelia
    April 29, 2013 / 10:42 am

    I like it a lot better as a skirt, well done!

    • Claire Justine
      April 30, 2013 / 10:16 pm

      Thanks Ofelia 🙂

  11. rubysnpurls
    April 29, 2013 / 1:08 pm

    I love your new skirt!! I've been sewing more lately too and I love it! Just remembered some knit pink camo fabric I picked up a few years ago and I think I'm going to make it into a skirt soon!Thanks for hosting a such a great link-up!

    • Claire Justine
      April 30, 2013 / 10:17 pm

      Thank you, whoo sounds nice, don't forget to let me know if you do so I can stop by and see it 🙂

  12. Annie
    April 29, 2013 / 1:36 pm

    Great re-fashion! The skirt looks great on you. Thank you for the party!

    • Claire Justine
      April 30, 2013 / 10:20 pm

      Thank you Annie 🙂

  13. CousCousandCorkWedges
    April 29, 2013 / 4:20 pm

    I love the re-do skirt! Such a great idea! I hate wasting stuff too! Ax

    • Claire Justine
      April 30, 2013 / 10:20 pm

      Thank you 🙂 its likwe having something new now ..

  14. schoolgatestyle
    April 29, 2013 / 5:25 pm

    Absolutely GENIUS idea! Love it. You have given me the best idea for a strapless maxi I have that I never wear. THANK YOU!! Ax

    • Claire Justine
      April 30, 2013 / 10:23 pm

      Thanks Avril 🙂

  15. schoolgatestyle
    April 29, 2013 / 5:25 pm

    PS – love the new look on the blog!

    • Claire Justine
      April 30, 2013 / 10:23 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  16. alissa apel
    April 29, 2013 / 6:42 pm

    Such a great idea!

    • Claire Justine
      May 2, 2013 / 8:40 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  17. amy mayen
    April 29, 2013 / 7:10 pm

    Ooh, another great maxi! You wear them so well! I linked a skirt today too. I'm still way behind on blogging…but hoping to catch up soon! Thanks for letting me show off here 🙂

    • Claire Justine
      May 2, 2013 / 8:41 pm

      Thanks for linking up Amy 🙂

  18. Mama Syder
    April 29, 2013 / 8:25 pm

    It looks great! I love the fabric! x

    • Claire Justine
      May 2, 2013 / 8:42 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  19. Joanna Pabel
    April 29, 2013 / 10:14 pm

    It's Great idea! I love it.Thanks Claire for hosting .

    • Claire Justine
      May 2, 2013 / 8:46 pm

      Thank you Joanna 🙂

  20. Jill
    April 30, 2013 / 12:22 am

    Love your new skirt!! Great upcycle! Thanks for hosting, hope you have a fabulous week.

    • Claire Justine
      May 2, 2013 / 8:46 pm

      Thanks for linking up 🙂

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