Monday, October 6, 2014

Turning a Dress into a Skirt





During my Maxi dress/skirt kick this year, one of my pet peeves has been all of the halter style dresses that I wish were a skirt instead.  There have been so many cute colors and prints, but halter dresses have never been my style.  

But last week I did an easy, crafty, presto chango and turned a Lilly Pulitzer looking Kmart dress into a skirt.  However, I have to give credit where credit is due.
About a month ago, I noticed one of the moms at my daughter's school in a darling printed skirt.  When I inquired where she bought it, she informed me that it was a Kmart dress that she just cut the top off.  Instant skirt!    
This was one of those, "why didn't I ever think of that," moments.  So last week while shopping at Kmart, I spotted the Selena Gomez dress on a major clearance.  There is a greenish hued dress as well and sizes are really limited online.  Checking your local Kmart is the best option.

While cutting the dress, I carefully came close to the elastic waist part because I wanted to get as much length out as I could.  It is still long on me, so I roll it about two times at my waist and wear a longer tee to cover up the waist.   

Dress/Skirt: Kmart Dream Out Loud Selena Gomez Junior's Maxi dress in Paisley.
Shirt: Anthropologie Deletta Gathering tank. Older.
Shoes: Payless Montego Bay Club wedges about four years old.

8 comments:

  1. That is genius! And it looks like something even I could do! The print on that dress/skirt is so pretty. You have such an eye for putting together great color combinations!
    xo,cynthia

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    1. Thank you Cynthia. Believe me, you can do this!
      When it comes to pinks, I have a lot of fun but I still tend to play it safe with color combos.
      Stay cool in this Cali heatwave,
      Stacey

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  2. Voila! So smart. I'd be terrified to cut the top off with scissors. But now that you've instructed us, just as someone instructed you, it doesn't seem quite so intimidating. It's really a gorgeous print. Such vibrant colors. That tee you paired it with is the perfect shade. You do look really lovely in bold, vibrant shades of pink and blue.

    <3 Liz
    www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

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    1. Thank you Liz. As long as I have my Bare Minerals makeup on to tone down the red, I can wear my vibrant pinks. That pink Deletta tee goes with so much.
      As long as you don't cut too far down past the elastic waist, your fine. It was such a fun and easy project. In fact there has been a hot pink halter dress at Target that did not seem to sell well, floating around the sales racks that I can now take a second look at. There were so many left over a few weeks ago.
      Have a nice day,
      Stacey

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  3. Genius! I have so many dresses that have gotten away because I did not know you could just cut the top off. I want to go back in time and do this to the prettiest grey dress I have seen. You look so pretty. I love the length on you. Thank you so much for the idea!

    Jenni

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    1. Thank you! It's such an easy project that I don't know why I never thought of it. But now we can all have our eyes peeled when it comes to these dresses.
      Have a great day,
      Stacey

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  4. Jenni took the words out of my mouth.

    Your new skirt is super pretty.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Thank you! It's always nice when clothing is pretty, a great price and comfortable. It was a fun project as well, which adds to the thrill of the purchase.
      Have a great day,
      Stacey

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