I found this skirt at the Goodwill in Savannah.
I’m always apprehensive about buying things at Goodwill because they’re usually in the $4 range, and sometimes require a lot of work (I have a perfect example of this in an upcoming dress.) But the print on this dress was way to fun. But what exactly is it?
Dancing women and men in 90’s business attire? Whatever it was, I wanted it on my body.
I hate hemming. So I cut this one from the top. I had to remove the zipper and re-sew that seam. From there it was pretty simple.
I folded the top over about an inch and pinned it, prepping it for the elastic.
The guy on the right next to the seam is my favorite. Anyway, Then I sewed it down, leaving room for elastic to enter. I didn’t want an inch of elastic, but that was all I had, so I cut it in half lengthwise. My biggest fear was it losing the elasticity, but it worked fine. Then I threaded the elastic through my seam.
Then I sewed the elastic in tight. At the end, I grabbed a black ribbon (about two inches thick) that I’ve had for years. I wrapped it around creating a high waistline. The ribbon moves, so I had to sew it on to the dress, which gives it a more professional feel anyway.
Here’s the result (so much sunburn):
This is a fun one. I’ve already worn it out to do some errands.