Sundress to Skirt Transformation

Amanda has a pretty eyelet sundress she loves. She could wear it so many different ways; a shirt under it, a cardigan over it, or a shirt over it as a skirt. But it was getting too short and we had already let out the straps as much as we could.

I was about to pass it down to Emilee when I had a great idea. Since it has a shirred elastic waist I decided to cut off the top of the dress and convert it to a skirt.

I was going to sew around the top of the skirt but Amanda liked how it looked so I just left it unfinished. It hasn’t unraveled a bit.

She wore it to church today so I made her come outside to model it for me.

It looks really cute with the leather belt and boots.

A view of the back.

And one more picture as Amanda was twirling like a little girl. Now she has a pretty eyelet skirt to last her a few more years. I’m going to be looking for more outgrown sundresses to transform into cute skirts.

I’m linking to these awesome blog parties:
Topsy Turvy Tuesdays at I’m Topsy Turvy
DIY Under $5 at A Little Tipsy
Look What I Made at Creations by Kara
FFA Friday at Sassy Sites
Friday Flair at Whipperberry
Hodge Podge at It’s a Blog Party
Weekend Bloggy Link Up at Serenity Now
Friday Fun Finds at Kojo Designs
Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming

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{ 9 comments… add one }
  • Amy August 7, 2011, 9:33 pm

    Darling- Super cute and she looks like she’s pretty happy with it too. 🙂

  • Jill Marie August 8, 2011, 3:53 pm

    This is so cute! Amanda did a marvelous job accessorizing!

    Maybe she could come to NC and give me tips? 🙂
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  • Taylor August 9, 2011, 4:48 pm

    Hi this is Taylor from the Hannah handmade team, I am just dropping in to say this is such a cute and creative idea! I love it! This week Hannah is doing something called creating smiles week where there will be tutorials and give aways so if you want to check it out! 🙂 we are your newest followers, Come follow us back? 🙂!/pages/Hannah-Handmade/200408909971427
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  • Just Jaime August 10, 2011, 7:42 am

    Simple and cute!

  • Caressa Sharp August 10, 2011, 12:10 pm

    So cute! Great idea!

  • Michelle August 11, 2011, 3:20 pm

    Great idea! She looks super happy with her “new” skirt. Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!
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  • Kellibluefrog August 11, 2011, 3:34 pm

    This is so awesome! What a great idea and EASY! I actually went looking through my closet so I could do this too 🙂

  • SouthernScraps August 14, 2011, 3:40 pm

    Great idea! It turned out so cute!

  • country sun dress March 15, 2012, 11:13 am

    its nice transformation! actually it looked it was a skirt from the first place. good job amanda! Is there any tips to remake clothes??

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