On Tuesday I showed you the results of a Fashion Tweak that was inspired by a feature on pleated skirts in InStyle magazine. I bought this H&M gold dress for $15 thinking it might make a good maternity dress a few years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter. Since I never used it for that purpose I thought I would tweak it and turn it into a fab skirt! I love how it turned out! My mom said I look like a cocktail waitress at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas...and since nobody loves Las Vegas more than me, I'll take that as a compliment! Ha! Read the whole story and see the "after" photo shoot here!
Step #1: First I tied a piece of elastic around my waist to determine my waistline and I marked it.
Step #2: I cut 1" above my marked waistline (chopping off the top half of the dress!)
Step #3: I cut a 7" opening in the center back (this is where the closure will go)
Step #4: Using the leftover top half of the dress, I cut a 3" wide piece of fabric to create a placket for the opening
Step #5: I pinned the placket to the opening (gold metallic sides facing each other)
Step #6: I sewed the 3" strip of fabric to the opening
Step #7: I sewed two gathering stitches - one directly on the marked line (from step #2) and one about 1/4" above the marked line.
Step #9: I pinned the gold band to match up with the bottom stitched line and sewed it.