Found this skirt one day at goodwill for $0.99. Initially I wanted to tear it up and turn it into a bellydance costume. I changed my mind, it was kind of pretty.
I decided to change it into a dress with a slight slouchy sort of feel. First I pinned where in the waist I wanted to cut off to fit me!
Then I cut straight down the line.
Good bye fabric!
Sew down and sew very slow. I even increased my stitch length to lessen the amount of times the needle went into the sequins. This was hard b/c the material was additionally slippery.
I also wanted to hide the elastic band. I folded over to create a casing for more elastic. Hand sew down leaving a gap. Then I wove a piece of elastic through. Find the sweet spot to stay up on my body. Sew the opening shut.
Dress is done.
So the secret to keeping the slouch? Elastic belt.
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