Here is a very quick repurpose I made this week to wear to a Christmas party. This project took me less than an hour from start to finish.
I started with this dress I had found at a thrift store this summer. It looked perfect for my Santa Skirt, so I had washed it and saved it until now.
Deciding where to cut it, I put my scissors to use.
As you can see, the hips were a bit defined, and didn’t quite fit my shape. So, I took out my French Curve and my purple disappearing pen and marked where I would need to sew to eliminate the extra curve.
I serged this new seam on both sides.
Then ironed to smooth out the seams.
Then, I cut a piece of black, wide waistband elastic 2 inches LESS than the circumference of my actual waist. I sewed the ends of the elastic together to make it one large circle.
I marked this elastic circle in quarters (at the seam, at the half, then halfway between each of those marks). Then, I did the same in marking the top of the skirt …. marking in equal quarters. I pinned the right side of the elastic to the right side of the skirt at these points.
Then, while stretching the elastic to match the width of the skirt, I pinned the elastic several times between each of my previous pins.
Finally, stretching just enough to keep from getting puckers, I serged the elastic to the top of the skirt.
That’s all there was to it!!!! My new Santa Skirt was now complete and ready to wear!
Off I went to our Christmas Party!