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Just take your long, bland skirt, and add shoulder straps and a belt for this sharp dress!
My dress used to be a long, straight skirt with funky prints. All I had to do to make the dress is to add straps at my shoulder length, using 2 strips of ribbon, and put an elastic belt around it! Now isn't that nice? (Note: I used an old, elastic-waist skirt for this project.) This is my first HOW TO project! I hope the instructions, and my drawings, are helpful to you! I would love to see your versions of my handmade dress, too!

Posted by V Hedgehog Freak from Simi Valley, California, United States • Published See V Hedgehog Freak's 6 projects »
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  • How to recycle a skirt into a dress. Long Skirt 2 Chic Dress W/ Straps - Step 1
    Step 1

    Turn your skirt inside out.

  • How to recycle a skirt into a dress. Long Skirt 2 Chic Dress W/ Straps - Step 2
    Step 2

    Put your skirt on, so the waist band is around your "bra area."

  • How to recycle a skirt into a dress. Long Skirt 2 Chic Dress W/ Straps - Step 3
    Step 3

    Using two long pieces of thick ribbon and a safety pin or two, mark your shoulder length on the front and back sides of your dress project. (Pin each strap on the shoulder sides, leaving at least an inch away from each edge of the ribbons, and underneath the waist band.)

  • How to recycle a skirt into a dress. Long Skirt 2 Chic Dress W/ Straps - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using a needle and some thread, carefully sew where you marked your shoulder length to attach your shoulder straps. (Warning: Do NOT sew the FRONT and BACK parts TOGETHER!) Remember to take your skirt off your body, and take the pins off as well, before you start sewing the straps.

  • How to recycle a skirt into a dress. Long Skirt 2 Chic Dress W/ Straps - Step 5
    Step 5

    Finally, you have a brand new dress!!! All you have to do is put an elastic-waist belt around your sharp dress, and you are good to go!

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Scary Miss Mary!
Scary Miss Mary! · Manchester, England, GB · 2 projects
ive done this before with a pretty skirt i didnt wear anymore. its a really easy way to update your wardrobe & it looks cute
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