I have a fun new denim top to dress refashion to share with you today!
Every year I love participating the Melissa from Melly Sew’s Sundressing series she has every year. She has so many posts from bloggers sharing pretty sundresses for women and girls – everything from new patterns to refashions like mine!
My post this year is sooo easy to do! I wanted to create something that was easy to do and super lightweight. I refashioned an inexpensive denim top (from Walmart) and added a cute floral skirt made from a vintage sheet!
It’s so simple to do. I have a basic tutorial for you – you’ll just need to make some adjustments based on the size top and type of skirt you want.
I started with this plain denim top.
For your top, decide where you’d like your skirt to start and measure down 1 1/2″. Mine is cut at 17″ – but I’m pretty short. :)
For the skirt, measure the width of your top where you’ve cut it off. You want your skirt to be 1 1/2 times with width of your top – so if your top is 22″ wide, your skirt front will be 33″ wide. You’ll need a piece for the front and back. Also, determine the length of the skirt you’d like. Cut out your squares of skirt fabric.
Sew the side seams and sew a gathering stitch along the top. Gather up the skirt to fit your top and sew in place.
To create the tuck at the waist, measure up and make a mark 1/2″ and 1″ from the waist seam. Press a fold at the 1/2″ mark that points down to the skirt. Sew along the 1″ mark lines. This will make a little tucked edge to the top.
Hem the skirt to your desired length and your dress is all finished! It’s so quick and you can have a lot of fun picking different skirt and top combinations!
You can also check out this great list at All Free Sewing of 38 Modern Sewing Patterns! I am super in love with the dresses, cardigans, tops and accessories they’ve gathered up!