Confession: I have a humongous mending pile…some items have been in there for two years. This little dress is one of them.
I finally got around to doing what I had planned when I bought this little dress at Kohl’s for under $5.00. It was much shorter than what I like to wear but I still thought the fabric was fun. Since the portion just beneath the bodice was already shirred, and it had a tie, I figured it would be really easy to turn this dress into a skirt. And it was!
So all I had to do was cut the bodice off…
…and sew the tie every 8 inches or so around the top of the new skirt. I left a gap big enough that the shirring would still allow me to put the skirt on over my hips.
You can see a little better where I sewed the tie onto the skirt in these next two pictures.
15 minutes later, and the little dress is now a cute, sorta high-waisted skirt. I LOVE quick and easy projects. I have a couple more dresses similar to this one that I will either do the same on those, or add my own shirring or elastic to make a into new skirt.