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!


  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 )

  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.

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

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


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