I was so inspired after my last sewing success that I rummaged through my closet for another dress I could change.
And I found one. Yay!
The look just didn’t work for me, with the long sleeves and the hood.
I should have taken pictures for the actual sewing part, but I’ll just have to describe what I did.
First, I hemmed the top of the skirt to create a channel (like last time). Except, this time I sewed the entire channel shut. (On purpose, I promise.) Then I used sharp scissors to cut two little slits in the front of the skirt.
I pulled the string out of the leftover hoodie part, attached a safety pin to it, and threaded it through the channel (into one slit and out the other).
Then, I used the leftover sleeves to make a ruffle at the bottom. I just cut the sleeves into pieces of equal height, sewed them together, and then used a long stitch length (with no backstitching) to sew across the top of the long piece of fabric. Then, I pulled one of the two threads, to make a ruffle.
I attached the ruffle to the bottom of the skirt, and….
It’s super comfortable, and the only thing I would have liked better is if it was floor-length. Hey, for free, I’m pretty happy with it!
So, do you have any old clothes lying around that you can repurpose?