What’s a girl to do!!!???!!!
Well think out side the empty rack and get creative!
While at my favorite Clearance Center DOWNEAST CLEARANCE CENTER I found two XL
Skirts! Ahh shucks!!! Not a single small size in sight! But just before I threw them back my mind started doing what it does best!!!
Could it be!?! Is there something adorable just waiting to be created!!!
DING! DING! DING!!!!!
Let’s Check out the before!
I picked up the last two skirts for $5 each! Not too bad huh!
Let’s get this party started….
ALSO: be sure to take advantage of the already existing zipper!! This skirt had it sewn in on one of the sides so I was sure to cut off the opposite side! If the skirt has the zipper in the back just center it on your model and pin both sides showing where you’ll cut!
Save that fabric you just removed…It’s what we’ll be using for the straps!
Now moving onto the straps!
Using the piece of fabric you cut off, Cut out two strips. You can cut them as thick as you’d like and as long as you need . Measure your models shoulders to get an idea of the length you need. Remember, longer is always better! You can adjust them later!
Straps are simple! Fold your cut strip in half long ways and straight stitch up the edge. Turn the tube inside out! Press with an iron and add straight stitches up both edges to finish
the look and reinforce the straps.
Your nearly done!!!!
Put the dress on your model and pin the straps onto the front and back!
Sew them on using a straingt stich. I start at one side of the zipper and sew all the way across making it look clean and finished!
And ther you have it!!!!
A darling little dress any girl would love!!!
And look what else is “SEW” simple to do… take a large skirt in and enjoy it yourself!!!!