I tried my hand at a 'refashion' which seems to be all the rage right now. My daughter gets lot of hand-me-downs from her aunt who is only a few years older than she is.
We got a few of these maxi dresses, and decided to make at least one into a top (and maybe a skirt, but we haven't got that far yet!)
This dress needed the straps reattached and there were a few holes in the seems along the bottom, so it was perfect for a refashion.
First, I cut out the lining on the inside of the dress. Then, I cut along one of the ruffles that hit about hip length.
Next, I fixed the straps, making them a perfect fit for my K. (Before they were a little loose and would slip off her shoulders.)
Then, I did an easy roll hem along the bottom of the shirt. I didn't even measure or anything! (Lazy? Easy? You decide!) I just folded the hem up and sewed!
It wasn't too bad for my first attempt! I have a few other ideas in mind, so we'll see what happens!