If ever there was a dress that did not need to be remade it was this one; a Lilly Pulitzer sundress, circa 2003.
I bought this cute dress for my older daughter when she was in high school. I’ve always loved it but she left it behind several years ago.
I understand. Twenty-somethings don’t want to wear 10- year old dresses, nor did I at that age.
The dress isn’t my style or size, but I didn’t want to give it away. I decided a remake was in order, so I picked up my seam ripper and watched Diana Rupp’s Sewing Studio skirt tutorial again. Diana emphasized her video instructions were applicable to any skirt pattern, providing me with the encouragement to rip, cut and sew.
Since the dress is larger that what I wear, I had a little extra fabric to work with. I reused the lining and zipper while following every step of the video until I had a new lined skirt.Not only is it a new skirt, but it is a new skirt that fits just the way I want it to!
I doubt I’ll wear it with this white top and am planning to make a top in turquoise or pale pink if I can find the fabric. If not, I suppose I’ll continue scavenging my home until another lonely garment in the back of a closet for begs for new life.
Most certainly a win-win situation these days!