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DIY Midi Skirt Top Set

Here we go again, turning a pretty nasty dress into something not-so-gross and potentially wearable. I like to think of this as the job interview version of the checked set I made a little while ago here, so long as your job isn’t weird around a hint of midriff!
Turn a dress into a skirt and topDIY matching top and skirt set

We used:

Two piece cropped top and midi skirt www.apairandasparediy.com

How to:

1. First we turned the front of the dress into the back of the dress so first we unpicked the pocked from the front. Then cut the maxi dress into two sections, separating the top section from the gather section around the waist.

Two piece cropped top and midi skirt www.apairandasparediy.com

2. You will then have two sections and will be half way to having a new crop top and midi skirt!

Two piece cropped top and midi skirt www.apairandasparediy.com

3. Hem the edge of your crop top, this can either be done by hand or machine.

Two piece cropped top and midi skirt www.apairandasparediy.com

4 .Take your elastic and place it along the top of your skirt. Use this to work out how thick the elastic is and then fold the fabric over and sew down to create a waistband that you’re going to thread your elastic through.

Two piece cropped top and midi skirt www.apairandasparediy.com

5. Attaching your elastic to a pencil, knitting needle or in this case some chopsticks push your elastic all the way through the loop until it comes through the other side.

Two piece cropped top and midi skirt www.apairandasparediy.com

6. Once you have both ends of your elastic, sew them together to create your waistband.

Two piece cropped top and midi skirt www.apairandasparediy.com

Voila!

Turn a dress into a skirt and top