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Added Jul 9, 2010

by janul

Benesov, Czech R...






I made a skirt out of a dress my mother bought me. The dress had nice features (lace trims, pintucks etc.), but it looked really matronly on me and was too big. I´m not good enought at sewing to fix it, so I made this simple skirt instead. And I´m really into skirts these days.
I put two rows of elastic in the waist and that was it. Bonus: there were already two in-seam pockets :).
It reminds me of a folk costume a bit and is perfect for a summer in the village!
Dress it down for a work in the garden with a scarf and and an apron (tea towel… :). Dress it up with a shawl for a Frida Kahlo effortless chic when going out!
In some photos it looks pink, but it´s a beautiful shade of deep red. I love the pintucks and lace insert on the bottom.

Material Notes

too big cotton dress, elastic for the waist




Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Classic, Evening Wear, Ethnic, Romantic

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    Sep 17, 2010, 04.55 PMby redslippers

    this is a delicious color. great idea- particularly love the frida kahlo concept :) i’ve just checked out your dolls, and they are just amazing!! you are so talented.

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      Sep 17, 2010, 09.04 PMby janul

      oh thank you so much! I´m really glad to hear that you liked my dolls, so flattered! :)

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    Jul 11, 2010, 02.11 PMby sewella

    I love how you repurposed the dress! The skirt is beautiful and I like the pictue where you’ve aproned it!

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      Jul 11, 2010, 06.55 PMby janul

      Thank you! This is really not at all special and I felt a bit silly posting this, but I wanted to make some fun with the clothes :).

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    Jul 9, 2010, 02.53 PMby tamezdc

    Good Job!! I have no idea why mothers like to buy dresses or other items they would like for themselves and impose them on their daughters.

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      Jul 9, 2010, 07.17 PMby janul

      Thanks! The dress looked good on a hanger and was reaally cheap. I may also use the bodice some day for some children clothes :).

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