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October 07, 2011

Refashion: Skirt to Dress

I first saw this idea on a blog called Welcome to the Good Life. It’s in no way affiliated with this blog–just a similar name. : ) When I saw that Sarah took a skirt and made it into a dress, I was blown away. I had to give it a go, so I picked up this skirt at Goodwill for less than $4.00.


I put the waist around my neck, pinched the side where I wanted the bottom of the sleeve to be, removed the skirt, and cut.

Then, I folded the dress in half and cut the other sleeve, using the first cut as a guide.

You have sleeves! Next, I turned the dress inside out and sewed a straight line from the bottom of the sleeve opening to the bottom of the dress.

Fray Check the edges of the sleeves and you. are. finished. If you think this seems easy, you are wrong. It’s even easier than that. Seriously–you could do this project in 30 minutes.

I would also try it with a plain skirt to see how they differ. While the pleats are cute and add dimension, they can also be a little high-maintenance if you want them to stay in place. I am in love with this concept! No hemming…no sewing an opening for the neck…it’s crazy. And, for less than $4.00, I ended up with an adorable dress. Please tell me that you love this as much as I do…

Enjoying the Good Life,

Update: Entered this in a Link-up with Mine for the Making and Sugar and Spice!


  1. Crazy easy. Perfect for those events that pop up out of no where, when you find yourself staring into your closet saying “what am I going to wear?”

  2. This is beyond cool…

    • goodwillsc

      Thanks for the comments, ladies!

  3. I’m such a sucker for dresses! So great!

  4. i love this as much as you do!

    • goodwillsc

      Thanks, Cathy! It was a lot of fun.

  5. I loved this dress, I want to try this one day!

  6. That is such a good idea!

    • goodwillsc

      Thanks, Alyssa!

  7. Super cute. Love your dress. I would love for you to share at Bacon Time’s linky starting tomorrow. I love the color and material too.

  8. Wow! Great idea. It’s funny … I’m about to do this in reverse. I have a dress I’m going to wear as a skirt. lol.

  9. P.S. I can’t sew with a machine to save my life, but I’m a new follower, here! Found you via Sugar & Spices’ Friday Linky Party and decided to stick around. Love the blog layout and name. I’ll be back!

    • goodwillsc

      Thanks, Andrea!