Valentine's Day Refashion #2

Hello there! Here's my 2nd refashion inspired for Valentine's Day!
I used the bottom part of the mini dress from the previous refashion to make this cute and flirty skirt. 

So first, I cut the dress in half. 

Then, I made the waistband as follows: 

1. Length: Your waist measurement + 1" seam allowance
Width: How wide you want your waistband to be

Same with the interfacing. (P.S. They're folded in this picture)


I ironed down the interfacing to the waistband. (The rough side of the interfacing facing the wrong side of the fabric.)

Since the skirt was too wide, I used a gathering stitch to make it smaller to fit my waistband.

Next I sewed on the waistband as shown.

Next, zipper!

I sewed on a lining to this skirt because it was a little bit sheer, but I made a mistake along the way LOL oops! I sewed on the lining AFTER the zipper and I was supposed to sew it BEFORE. So you can follow the steps in the pictures below but just remember to sew the lining before the zipper.

Afterwards I just sewed on a piece of gathered lace around the skirt lining & made this little lace flower to add to the side of the skirt.



Valentine's Day Refashion #1

Since Valentine's Day is right around the corner, I decided to come up with some Valentine's Day inspired refashion projects. Here's my first one!

It all started with this little mini dress:

First I cut the dress in 1/2 underneath the bust area.

Then I cut out 2 rectangles. (One slightly longer than the other).
They were about 40" x 10" (Front) and 40" x 13" (Back).
Then I ran a gathering stitch across the top to fit the top.

Then I sewed the front & back pieces seperately to the shirt. 
(Right sides of the fabrics together!)

P.S. Leave about 1/2" unsewed out of the front & back pieces (both sides).
This is going to be used to close the pink piece!

Next I hemmed it like this:

The last step was to make the ribbon tie off for the back of the shirt.
I turned the tie offs inside out with a small safety pin because...I don't know how to use a loop turner!!! :( 

I sewed the ribbon tie off where the pins are shown.



Style Diary // January 25, 2015


Top: @marielscloset (Instagram)
Skirt: H&M
Boots: Rainbow Shops



Style Diary // January 24, 2015

My first "Style Diary!" So my Style Diaries are basically just to document my OOTD's LOL. 
I hope to show people that modest fashion is also FUN! 


Cardigan: Thrifted
Top: Thrifted
Jeans: Almost Famous
Boots: Deb Shops


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