I love this dress! It's size 18months so my 3yr old outgrew it long ago. But, I just couldn't part with it. Well, now that she's so into skirts, I decided to turn the dress into a skirt. To do this, I simply placed a skirt in her current size, on top of the dress. I added about an inch to the length to give her room to grow.
Then, I sewed a waistband with some scrap fabric that I had. First, I used elastic from an existing elastic waistband a pair of her pants that I cut up for another project. My intention was to create an elastic waistband on the skirt. But, I didn't follow any tutorial, and it was my first time making an elastic waistband. I thought I knew what I was doing, but I clearly didn't because there's no stretch or give to the waistband. Ah well, when she outgrows it, I'll cut the waistband off and make a new one the right way. Live and learn... :)
It still looks super cute :)
**Note, I actually made this months ago, and never posted it. There still isn't much blog worthy crafting going on here, just lots of unpacking and organizing. I'll get back in the swing and post some new projects, soon. I have to, for my own sanity :)