One Unworn Dress Made Into A Much Loved Skirt

When we went on holiday last week I wanted to take something that was light to carry and could look different on 2 nights out.

Looking though my wardrobe I didn’t really have any skirts to match these tops which I wanted to take then I found this dress (wish I took a picture before!) which I whizzed off into the garage and made it into a skirt.

I love this dress but had never worn because-

a) The boob tube bit was to big!
b) It was a bit to short!

I cut the top bit off sewn some zigzag stitching around the edges so not to fray and folded it down with a few rows of stitching and make it into a skirt.

I am so pleased with the result it is even my favourite skirt at the minute and it was just hanging around in the back of my wardrobe unworn and unloved before…

  • Green top-Republic
  •  Red top- Matalan
  •  Shrug – Peacocks
  •  Skirt-no brand
Claire Justine
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  1. Alex
    15th August 2012 / 9:04 pm

    You clever thing! It looks lovely 🙂 x

    • Clairejustine
      17th August 2012 / 7:03 am

      Lol thank you 🙂

  2. Patrice
    15th August 2012 / 10:06 pm

    My current blog post shows what happened when I turned a BIG skirt into a sundress. Drop by and have a look. I really like your skirt with the green top. 🙂

    • Clairejustine
      17th August 2012 / 7:07 am

      Thank you,will stop by now 🙂

  3. schoolgatestyle
    15th August 2012 / 9:42 pm

    Genius idea! love it!! Avril xx

    • Clairejustine
      17th August 2012 / 7:03 am

      Thanks Avril 🙂

  4. My Meddling Mind
    16th August 2012 / 1:16 am

    Great idea, it's lovely.:)

    • Clairejustine
      17th August 2012 / 7:09 am

      Thanks 🙂

  5. lucia m
    16th August 2012 / 6:44 am

    loving the skirt!xx

  6. Vix
    16th August 2012 / 7:18 am

    That looks great! I love a bit of upcycling, it often works better than the original! Love your hair in that side pony, you look so pretty! x

    • Clairejustine
      17th August 2012 / 7:12 am

      Thanks for the lovely comment 🙂

  7. Jeanine Byers
    16th August 2012 / 3:47 pm

    Beautiful! Wow, you did a great job, Claire!!

    • Clairejustine
      17th August 2012 / 7:12 am

      Thanks Jeanine 🙂

  8. Daisy Nguyen
    16th August 2012 / 6:58 pm

    Love it when things get a 2nd life! Great job.Let's follow each other!XOXO-Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog.

    • Clairejustine
      17th August 2012 / 7:12 am

      Thanks Daisy,happy to follow 🙂

  9. Melaina25
    16th August 2012 / 8:40 pm

    I have a really similar shrug, too! Great job :)Transatlantic Blonde

    • Clairejustine
      17th August 2012 / 7:13 am

      Thanks 🙂

  10. alexandria boody
    17th August 2012 / 9:00 am

    you give these things alive , nice work claire :))

    • Clairejustine
      19th August 2012 / 9:37 am

      Thank you 🙂

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