Wait, old dress, new dress. No wait, new dress, new dress? This alteration happened kind of by accident but I was excited to see that it is in keeping with this month's theme over at Craft, Wardrobe Refresh. The dress I used is new but you could use the same idea on any old dress or skirt that you are tiring of (or that you are tiring of seeing on everyone else..."Cute! Did you get that at Target? I have the same one in pink!")
I bought this simple little tank dress online last month in preparation for my trip to New Orleans. But when it arrived it was about 4" shorter than it appeared on the model. Look at the picture. It clearly hits below her knee (just ignore the description like I did). Anyway, I figured it was an easy fix. I'd just buy some blue jersey knit and make a ruffle. I mean, I had an entire month before I needed it...plennnnnty of time. Fast forward to the day before my trip (d'oh!) and there I was at the fabric store discovering that there was no blue jersey knit. Ok, no problem. Plan B. I bought some coordinating cotton instead.
I added a 4" ruffle and a 1" band across the middle...
...and voila! A new dress! I was so pleased with the result (yay! My knees are covered!) that I went online and ordered another dress (in pink!) I'll post more pics when I get the second one done.