Dress to Sweatshirt

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Hello Readers. Sometimes when I am at clothes swaps or getting hand-me-downs I find something that I really like but it does not really like me. Like this purple dress.

This dress was by a sports brand and was supposed to be moisture wicking and it was super soft. I just did not think it was flattering on me. It was fitted around the hips and stomach. It really clung my mommy tummy and it was loose on top. It made me feel out of proportion. Why would I want to wear a dress that did that? The fabric was so great though, I could do something with this.

This dress made me feel out of proportion. Why would I want to wear a dress that did that? The fabric was so great though, I could do something with this.

 I decided to cut the skirt off...but not all of it. I left a few inches as a waistband. 

The skirt was actually 2 layers of material. You can see I cut the inner layer of the waistband shorter than the outer layer. 

I connected the 2 layers together along the cut edges. 

Here is a view from the inside of the waistband. The connected layers won't ever show from the outside. By cutting the inner layer shorter it made the outer layer turn under and into the shirt.

From the outside the sweatshirt looks like that waistband was always there and not something I just came up with one day in my sewing room. 

I had to shorten those sleeves. My arms are really short. I made these sleeves a 3/4 length. You probably have arms that are a normal adult length and could skip this step.

What about that skirt piece that I cut off? I stitched those cut edges together and I had an tube.

It was a perfect infinity scarf. Winter is coming, I will want a sweatshirt and a scarf on cold days. Thanks for reading along, now go make something fun for yourself.

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