Pattern review is haveing a refashioning / recycling / re-constructuring competition. I love the idea of this and wanted to find all the wadders in my wardrobe and make them work for me...but sewing time is limited and I am a little bit absorbed in drafting knits at the moment (more about that later). However, I have found the time to complete one re-fashion.
I have only worn this dress once. It is a little frumpy. I wanted to turn it into a sleek dress, but decided that the shape of the top of the dress was not ideal. Then I thought about turning it into a 2-for-1 dress (to look like a skirt / dress combo), but I did not have a top that I was prepared to sacrifice to this project. So why not go down the easy route, and just make a skirt from it?
I am high-waisted. Normally, I try to dress to disguise this fact, but given that high-waisted garments are part of the current fashion cycle, I thought that I could just put a wide waist band on top of a waisted skirt and get the high waisted effect. Voila.
This is a self-drafted skirt pattern. Details on pattern review.