Sew / Upcycle

Part Two of Tutu..I mean Two!

Here’s part two of my sister’s thrift shop picks for me to refashion!

The bottom is a TUTU- how fun is that?!! I actually love the whole dress but it was just slightly too short for me…

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Scandalous heights!

Sooooooo the top section was eliminiated!

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I hemmed and hawed between a skirt and a dress. I didn’t have any tanks or fabric that would match the bottom part. So decision made- a skirt it would be! Initially I thought I would leave a wider “wasitband” section for the new skirt.

My errors in summary: attempted rolled hem foot with an elasticized/shirred waistband which is the back part of the dress, resulting in super curly hemline that would not sit flat on my waist. Boooooo!!!!

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Top view….not good!

So, I had to chop off more of the waistband section (which thankfully, there was alot of!)….overlocked the raw edges and turned it over to hem.

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…and it ended up pretty swell! Check it out:

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It’s a love/hate thing with shirred waistbands!

I love the fact I didn’t need to deal with zippers. But did learn that elasticized/shirred sections also need special treatment!

I can also wear a longer black tank and then it looks more like a dress:

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Sunglasses to complete the lady in black look!

This tutu makes me feel like a kid again… Maybe I should jump- just for my lovely sister! (*my sis always does jumping photos although in much better locations than the photo below!!!)

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Yippeeeee! A TUTU!!!

BEFORE                                     AFTER

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