I am actually really proud of how it turned out. It is hard to see in the before picture just how awful and out of date this skirt was. I originally got this skirt out of a pile of clothes my great aunt was getting rid of. It was part of a suit set. She had at least three skirts just like this. I took them all thinking I would use pieces from all of them.
Here is a list of what I did:
- I unpicked the old waist band and got rid of it, there was this weird elastic inside
- I tapered the sides by at least 1.5"
I added three buttons on the back. Since I just took off the waistband I didn't need to add a zipper or change that at all, yay!
Now I have a brand new little black skirt that cost me absolutely nothing. It only took me three hours for everything. I am sure once I am more experienced I will be able to be faster. Have you ever refashioned anything? Any tips? Also as a side note, my sister is getting married in a year and we are on the look out for a thrifted wedding dress to refashion. If anyone sees one or has any tips for how to refashion a wedding dress please let me know!!