A No-Sew Remake

Chickie W.U.
by Chickie W.U.
2 Materials
30 Minutes

How is fall in your part of the world? Mine is still a bit... summery. It is really warm where I live. Ugh, it is not sweater weather yet. That brings me to this dress. It is great weather for for a dress. And this refashion does not need any sewing. Just scissors.

This dress was brand new and it was soft and stretchy but it had some problems. It was SO long. It was a maxi length but as you can see I am not a maxi length person. There was so much extra fabric hanging on the floor. I could have shortened it and it would have been a cute full skirted dress but sometimes that maxi length is nice to wear.

So, how can we restyle with no sewing?

I decided to cut this dress apart. The top half fit pretty well and I could always use another t-shirt so I cut the dress into the length I wanted my new shirt to be. I used a favorite shirt to get the length correct. This is the only cutting I did. I spread the dress and shirt flat and just followed the hem of the black t-shirt with my scissors. I cut slowly and carefully and that was it. The material won't fray so I didn't need to hem it.

This new t-shirt is great with jeans for everyday.

What about this long skirt? Now that I cut the shirt off, the skirt was not as long as it was before. It was very full cut. I thought of a way to alter it without any sewing at all. 

If you can tie a knot, you can do this refashion. 

This knit material was stretchy so it was easy to tie a knot on each side to make the waist smaller. It made the loose skirt fit and stay up around my waist. The best part about this is you can make it any size you need and adjust it whenever you want. Skinny? Tie it small. Just ate Thanksgiving dinner? Tie it bigger. Pregnant? Change it as your baby belly grows.

I liked wearing the skirt and the shirt together because it still had the feel of a dress, it just fit better now. It has a more flattering shape as well. There is a waist and I have ankles too. The knit material won't fray. I just tied the knots and I was done. Thanks for reading along, now go make something fun for yourself.

Suggested materials:
  • Knit Dress   (Freebie)
  • Sharp Scissors   (Fabric Store)

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