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DIY Dress-to-Skirt Tutorial

Today I’m going to try my best to show you how to turn a button-up or shirt dress into an adorable skirt – and it’s really not very hard! This tutorial could be useful if (like mine) your dress is a bit too tight upstairs, or just if you don’t think the dress suits you very well. Or if you simply want some quick, easy and cheap skirts because why not.

First of all, you’ll need to find yourself a dress. I found mine in a charity shop for £5. Continue reading “DIY Dress-to-Skirt Tutorial”

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Elephant Print Box Pleat Skirt


Every seamstress has that one fabric. We’ve had it for ages, years maybe, and it’s more beautiful than any other we own. We dream endlessly of all the sumptuous gowns and garments we could craft out of it. But we can’t use it. Oh no. No pattern can ever match its exquisite beauty, and besides, we’re too scared. What if we make a mistake and the fabric’s RUINED FOREVER? So instead it just sits there, untouched, in our ever-growing stash, watching as fabrics come and go and get turned into dresses and blouses. Occasionally we take it out, and stroke it fondly, imagining how absolutely fabulous we would look draped in its folds. But then we carefully fold it up again and replace it, because it’s safe in the stash. No harm will come to our most prized fabric there. Continue reading “Elephant Print Box Pleat Skirt”