I had a chance to wear my latest refashion today, and while I feel I have to channel my inner cowgirl for this look, I must admit it was super comfy. While I am not sure how much this look is me, I decided to go with it. I recently found this New York and Co Maxi Dress for $2.99 at a thrift store. I tried it on and to say the bust portion was small is an understatement. I am not large in the bust at all and this barely covered me...at all...so I knew it needed a new life.
Then I serged the front portion of the skirt so there would not be any fraying.
Last, I simply folded the new skirt waistband in half and stitched it down near the top edge using elastic thread in the bobbin. I was going to also stitch near the bottom edge of the new waistband, but ended up keeping it fairly rough inside and just tacked it down in a couple places to keep it in place. And that was it.
It has a nice full ruffle on the bottom and looks somewhat dressed up all while having the ease of denim. The top I paired it with was nice and light and I was able to wear this to the park today in 90 degree temps and stay comfortable. Plus, I could wear it with flat sandals, which made running after the little hooligans much easier.