Re-style: Old Dress New Maxi Skirt: Creative Mondays

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 Comments

  1. Jill
    30 April 2013 / 00:22

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

    • Claire Justine
      2 May 2013 / 20:46

      Thanks for linking up πŸ™‚

  2. Joanna Pabel
    29 April 2013 / 22:14

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

    • Claire Justine
      2 May 2013 / 20:46

      Thank you Joanna πŸ™‚

  3. Mama Syder
    29 April 2013 / 20:25

    It looks great! I love the fabric! x

    • Claire Justine
      2 May 2013 / 20:42

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  4. amy mayen
    29 April 2013 / 19:10

    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 πŸ™‚

    • Claire Justine
      2 May 2013 / 20:41

      Thanks for linking up Amy πŸ™‚

  5. alissa apel
    29 April 2013 / 18:42

    Such a great idea!

    • Claire Justine
      2 May 2013 / 20:40

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  6. schoolgatestyle
    29 April 2013 / 17:25

    PS – love the new look on the blog!

    • Claire Justine
      30 April 2013 / 22:23

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  7. schoolgatestyle
    29 April 2013 / 17:25

    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
      30 April 2013 / 22:23

      Thanks Avril πŸ™‚

  8. CousCousandCorkWedges
    29 April 2013 / 16:20

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

    • Claire Justine
      30 April 2013 / 22:20

      Thank you πŸ™‚ its likwe having something new now ..

  9. Annie
    29 April 2013 / 13:36

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

    • Claire Justine
      30 April 2013 / 22:20

      Thank you Annie πŸ™‚

  10. rubysnpurls
    29 April 2013 / 13:08

    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
      30 April 2013 / 22:17

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

  11. Ofelia
    29 April 2013 / 10:42

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

    • Claire Justine
      30 April 2013 / 22:16

      Thanks Ofelia πŸ™‚

  12. Vix
    29 April 2013 / 09:09

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

    • Claire Justine
      30 April 2013 / 22:15

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

  13. Ellya Brill
    29 April 2013 / 05:49

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

    • Claire Justine
      30 April 2013 / 22:15

      hanks for linking up Ellya πŸ™‚

  14. Chris
    29 April 2013 / 03:43

    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
      30 April 2013 / 22:11

      Hi Chris, great thanks for joining us πŸ™‚

  15. Kim Vealey
    29 April 2013 / 01:08

    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
      30 April 2013 / 22:05

      Haha I do too πŸ™‚

  16. Judy Haughton-James
    28 April 2013 / 22:33

    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
      30 April 2013 / 22:01

      Thanks Judy, whoo I think you should too πŸ™‚

  17. Kezzie
    28 April 2013 / 22:17

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

    • Claire Justine
      30 April 2013 / 22:01

      Thanks Kezzie πŸ™‚

  18. mail4rosey
    28 April 2013 / 21:57

    It came out great, nice redo!

    • Claire Justine
      30 April 2013 / 22:00

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  19. Winnie
    28 April 2013 / 20:53

    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 πŸ™‚

    • Claire Justine
      29 April 2013 / 20:45

      Thank you Winnie πŸ™‚

  20. Margarett Murphy
    28 April 2013 / 20:58

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

    • Claire Justine
      29 April 2013 / 20:46

      Thanks, first of many??? ha

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