Refashion. Upcycle. Thrifting.
These could quite possibly be some of my favorite words ever. EVAH.
So when I walk through a thrift store, I tend to look with a “what could I do with this?” kind of eye.
Awhile back, I found this lovely green sundress:
But as lovely as it was, it didn’t fit. Not. Even. Close. Let’s just say, I’m pretty sure Taylor Swift doesn’t make clothes for nursing mamas… [and p.s. who even knew she had a clothing line?]
Simple fix: cut off the bottom and make it a skirt instead!
I found some no-roll elastic in my supplies [it's either 1.5 or 2inches wide]. I wrapped it around my waist to get the length I wanted. I sewed the elastic into a circle an then pinned the skirt around it, gathering as I went along.
I could’ve dyed the elastic but well, that wouldn’t have been quite as simple of a refashion and I’m not a tuck-your-shirt-into-your-skirt kinda girl anyway.
It has pockets! Yay!
[Photo courtesy of my four-year-old photographer]