I picked up this lovely blue silk dress in the Cancer Research shop in Whitby for £6.00. It’s really beautiful silk and it has some small beads embroidered on the skirt too. Unfortunately, it’d been well worn and the underarms were pretty grubby. Plus as you can see it didn’t fit at all.
I decided to do away with the top half all together and cut the top off about a couple of inches above the waist seam.
I had to cut through the zip! To finish it off I had to unpick a bit of the seam and push the zip ends to the inside.
Then I ironed a strip of interfacing to the new ‘waistband’ and folded it under twice.
I sewed it down over the old waist seam, stitching ‘in the ditch’ so it doesn’t show. I added a hook and eye at the top to keep it closed.
Of course I paired this with… sequins! It looks good belted and not belted. Because the waist is still a little big for me I prefer to wear it belted, otherwise it sits fairly low on the hips, but not a big deal.
Beautifully done, what a stunning outfit!!!
Thanks for being such a great supporter Marie!
Thank you! :)
lovely re-purpose of a pretty piece of silk, hopefully we’ll have a lovely spring and summer so it sees alot of wear :o)
Thank you Jenni, I think this will get a lot of wear once the sun comes out again!
What a lovely print – it looks so pretty as a skirt :)
Glad you like it, it was too good to cut up really! It has tiny beads sewn on too. Delightful!
Gorgeous print! It’s great and I can see that it will go with lots of different tops/jackets.
Yeah I think I can do better with the styling for this piece. Possibly it would look better styled as a winter skirt, hmm!
Great skirt (and well done for finding it: lovely print)!
But where may I ask is that sunshine? Not Whitby, surely!
Thanks! Ha ha no I’m cheating a bit; the pictures were taken in France a few months ago.
oh i love the way it turned out! lovely print, good find!
Thanks! It’s been in my stash for a while, waiting for the right moment!
So lovely and what a great print!!
Thank you Debi! So glad you liked it.