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Friday, July 13, 2012

On Trend

I'm not one to follow trends.  I can't really define my style; it's not trendy, classic, or bohemian.  It's eclectic I suppose; a mixture of all three.  However, I'm also rather cheap when it comes to clothing, particularly clothing items that are trends.  Reason being, they just don't stick around long enough for me to spend what little fun money my teaching salary allots.

I've had this tie dye maxi dress in my closet for a while now, but the last time I wore it was on my honeymoon (2 years ago) so I've had it in my repurpose basket for some time now.
I've had my eye on those dresses/skirts for a while now that are shorter in the front than they are in the back.  I had considered making the dress into one, but I really don't wear strapless that often so I decided to turn it into a skirt.

First I cut all the elastic out of the dress careful to save it for future projects.
The fabric has so much stretch in it that I didn't think it was necessary to put an elastic waistband in so, I just gave the top a waistband by folding it over twice and sewing.  I, then, cut the skirt to the length I wanted in front and back and folded the hem over twice and stitched.
I'm pretty pleased with the way it came out.  It will definitely be a fun skirt to wear to a concert in this southern heat.


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