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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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40 responses to “Re-style : Old Dress,New Maxi Skirt : Creative Mondays Blog Hop…”

  1. Winnie says:

    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 🙂

  2. Margarett Murphy says:

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

  3. mail4rosey says:

    It came out great, nice redo!

  4. Kezzie says:

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

  5. Judy Haughton-James says:

    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.

  6. Kim Vealey says:

    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.

  7. Chris says:

    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

  8. Ellya Brill says:

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

  9. Vix says:

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

  10. Ofelia says:

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

  11. rubysnpurls says:

    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!

  12. Annie says:

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

  13. CousCousandCorkWedges says:

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

  14. schoolgatestyle says:

    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

  15. schoolgatestyle says:

    PS – love the new look on the blog!

  16. alissa apel says:

    Such a great idea!

  17. amy mayen says:

    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 🙂

  18. Mama Syder says:

    It looks great! I love the fabric! x

  19. Joanna Pabel says:

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

  20. Jill says:

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

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