You see... I approach projects with reckless abandonment.
There is no planning.
There is an idea and then there is an execution. So when I get an idea, it's really frustrating if it can't be immediately done. When we had visited several thrift stores without success while looking for the starter, I was super bummed. And I started ripping through my closet deciding which perfectly fine dress should be cut up in the name of Refashion. I was trying to justify it to John, too...
Me: but, I mean, when was the last time you saw me wear it?! (last summer- you know, when it was warm...)
Me: I mean, so it was really expensive, but this way I'll wear it more!
John has kind of learned when to give up because my mind is already set. He's pretty smart.
Thankfully for the poor maxi dress, I discovered a way to achieve the look without ripping a single seam!
And that's where we're today. Any maxi you own with an elasticized waist can be turned into a skirt just by tucking the top in and belting it at the waist! Tuck, step in, cinch. Done. The straps were by my waist, ps, I didn't put my legs through them.
And here's what it looks like afterwards...
Historically I have hated maxi skirts, but the look was so awesome, it made me rethink my stance. Technically, the inspiration is a strapless maxi, but I'd like it better if it wasn't. I like the pairing of a tube top with a high waisted maxi. SO, I'm going find the appropriate pieces and get back at you... with a full on, identical refashion. Until then, have fun converting your dresses to skirts n 10 seconds. As always, thanks for reading :)