Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Refashion Month--Knit Dress to Maxi Skirt

House of Estrela is hosting her refashion month!
 
 
And, I'm joining in!
 
I found this dress at the thrift shop and it is completely not my style.
I prefer a more modest top, and it is see through....maybe it was a swim cover-up, I don't know!
Either way, I bought it thinking I could salvage the fabric for something.
 
 
This pattern is amazing--it has 9 different length options, slim and regular width, and wide or narrow waistband.

 
I chose to make the slim, petite maxi skirt, and I love how it turned out.
 
I threw in a second, above the knee length skirt to make the skirt modest--it's attached right at the waistband, with the side seams facing out to make it nice and comfy. And, that fabric was a long sleeved $3 tee from Walmart that I chopped up, so also a refashion!  
 
I used both original hems, so no hemming--this skirt was done from start to finish in less than 1/2 hour!

 
Now, the question is: What do I style it with?!
I had originally worn the grey shirt on the bottom, thinking grey and pink--one of my favourite combos.
But, my dear husband thought I should wear white with it.
And, I threw in the other option as a possibility--a bit of a layered look for fall, maybe?
Let me know what you think--would love to have your thoughts!

 
Either way, I love it--it's so comfy!
And, I'm eyeing my stash of knit fabrics thinking they'll make some more comfy maxi skirts...maybe I should just make another trip to the thrift store.
 
And, now for the giveaway!
 

 
a Rafflecopter giveaway


And, you can add pictures to the Refashion Flickr Group to be entered to win a bundle of patterns as well!!
 

Make sure to stop by all the other stops for Refashion Month!

4 comments:

  1. That is really pretty! I really like it with the jacket, layered makes it more interesting (not that I am a fashion expert :P )

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  2. so easy! the fabric of the dress really is great so I guess it really was asking to be used. Thanks for joining in the series.

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  3. Easy refashions are the best, especially when you use elements of the original, such as the hem. Your maxi skirt looks lovely.

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  4. Love knit maxi skirts, for sure! Thanks for sewing along with Challenge Create: Fabric Swap Edition!

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