It’s a beauty, and I love it, but I can’t zip the damn thing up. I get about three inches from the top and the zipper will not budge.
So that’s what I did. If you have a dress that fits on the bottom but not on the top, you can do the same thing.
All I did was cut the skirt off the dress at the point where I could get it zipped up. Because this was a full skirt and I stink at gathering fabric (I actually tried and pulled so hard on the threads that I broke every. single. one.) I went ahead and put some elastic in the waist to gather the fabric for me.
I estimated how much elastic I would need, sewed it most of the way in, tried the skirt on, realized I had way too much elastic, trimmed it and sewed it together and then finished my seam.
Also brewing this week: a denim skirt made out of jeans. The first attempt was not so great, so I’ve got a date with my seam ripper.
Do you ever upcycle clothes? I’d love to hear about it!