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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

A No-Sew Remake

 Hello Readers. How is fall in your part of the world? Mine is still a bit... summery. It is really warm where I live. Ugh, it is not sweater weather yet. That brings me to this dress. It is great weather for a dress. And this refashion does not need any sewing. Just scissors.

This dress was brand new and it was soft and stretchy but it had some problems. It was SO long. It was a maxi length but as you can see, I am not a maxi length person. These was so much extra fabric hanging on the floor. I could have shortened it and it would have been a cute dress but sometimes that maxi length is nice to wear. So how can we restyle with no sewing?

I decided to cut this dress apart. The top half fit pretty well and I am messy so I could always use another t-shirt so I cut the dress into the length I wanted my new shirt to be. I used a favorite shirt to get the length correct. This is the only cutting I did. I just followed the hem of the black t-shirt with my scissors. I cut slowly and carefully and that was it. The material won't fray so I didn't need to hem it.

This new t-shirt is great with jeans for going where ever and doing whatever. 

What about this long skirt? Now that I cut the shirt off, the skirt was not as long as it was before, but it was still very full cut. I thought of a way to alter it without any sewing at all. 

If you can tie a knot, you can do this refashion. 

This knit material was stretchy so it was easy to tie a knot on each side to make the waist smaller. It made the loose skirt fit and stay up around my waist. The best part about this is you can make it any size you need and adjust it whenever you want. Skinny? Tie it small. Just ate Thanksgiving dinner? Tie it bigger. Pregnant? Change it as your baby belly grows.

I liked wearing the skirt and the shirt together because it still had the feel of a dress, it just fit better now. It has a more flattering shape as well. There is a waist and I have ankles too. The knit material won't fray. I just tied the knots and I was done.

Thanks for reading along, now go make something fun for yourself. 

***Chickie's Year End Review-I like this 2 piece maxi dress outfit. It has been put away all fal;l and winter.


KD said...

It's good to stray a bit from one's usual style and see if something different suits one. Nice! I bet there are at least 10 more things that could be done with the skirt piece to change the look.

I Can Work With That said...

I agree. I can always comeback later and do a little more refashioning. I like to do that.

A.C. said...

I'm glad I went to your website because most of the post was not in the email. I am wondering, how do you get into it and do you have to undo the knot to get out ?

I Can Work With That said...

Hi AC!
I am not sure why the email was incomplete but the fabric was stretchy and I could pull it on with the knots in place. If the fabric was not stretchy, it would not be too hard to untie the knot and put it on. Then you could retie the knot.
I hope that helps.