DIY Refashion | How To Turn a Pencil Skirt Into a Dress

Refashion. DIY. Thrifting. Some of my favorite words on the planet. When I walk through a thrift store, my first thoughts are ” what could I do with this?” Just think, everything at a thrift store can either be worn as is or can be altered to fit what you think it could be. In this case, I took this long pencil skirt and transformed it into a beautiful summer dress. So sit back and take some notes from my Refashion tips on how to turn your skirts into dresses. Enjoy!

First I took in the side seams between the original waistband and the new hip area. I didn’t want to alter the skirt a lot as I am planning on wearing it as a skirt some days. I wrapped one black rubber band around the dress to give it a ruffle look.

I added an extra hook on the back of the dress (which helps to keep it from falling down – always a risk with a strapless top) I used the extra fabric that I cut from the bottom of the dress to make straps, but the dress looked better without them, so I removed them all together. I was also considering making a fabric flower to accessorize, but I think the dress looks classy the way it is, so I’m going to keep it simple.

Have you made refashioned dresses and skirts before that you are very proud of? Tell me all about how you did it in the comments section or link us to pictures of your work!

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