You know when you walk into a charity shop and spot the most gorgeous dress sitting on the rail looking a bit dejected? Well, bring it home anyway! You can always do something with it!!
This is what the dress looked like before:
Beautiful, isn't it?
But alas, it did not fit.
Did I let that stop me? Nope! Not a chance. I saw the potential.
I just knew that because the dress was gathered below the bust line that I could easily cut it off and there would be more fabric available to play with.
I began by unpicking the bottom of the back zip up to the waist. Then sewed that part back together again. I shortened the new skirt from the waist rather than the bottom, as that had an existing hem.
Then I made a channel for some elastic. I could quite easily have used the waist ties for the waistband, but decided not to for this refashion.
Told you it was easy peasy!
Now it has a new lease of life.