It’s nifty when I can convert something manky into a really practical wardrobe staple. :)
Meet something manky:
Woo-hoo! Beige! Yeah! The color of excitement, fun, and intrigue! Break me off some more of that sweet sweet beige!
Or not. :/
I liked the white trim and the nifty side pocket, but that’s about it.
You can’t see it in the pic above, but check out these uber-nasty sweat stains on the pits! :(
I decided to remedy this situation by turning this dress into a skirt!
First, I lopped off the top of the dress and the lining. Don’t worry! I’m saving that lining for a later project. It’s too hot to wear anything with a lining right now anyways!
It was a bit big on me, so I took it in from the back, removing the zipper. This means I’ll have to put this skirt on over my head, but I preferred that to having to put in a new zipper.
Then I hemmed the raw edge at the top. First, I pinned it down.
Then, I ran it through my machine.
Now I have a really versatile skirt that doesn’t drown me out like the dress did! :) It’s actually something I can wear to work, which is pretty handy, too!