i wasn't sure what to wear, so i refashioned a dress into a skirt. i had bought a fun tank dress on target clearance, even though it was an XL. the xhilaration brand is sized for juniors, so i figured i could just take the top in a little. but when i tried it on, i wasn't loving it.
hmm, what to do. mind you, this was at 11am and we needed to leave at 2! i decided to chop off the straps and make a skirt out of it.
i didn't have any wide elastic, so i butted up two lengths and zigzagged them together to make a wider piece. once it was threaded, i also tacked the dress and elastic together in several spots so it wouldn't fold over inside the casing. i didn't need a lot of stretch so this worked. (if you had to stretch the elastic very far, the zigzag stitching would pop.) but in a pinch, it worked!
this was actually the front of the dress, but i made it the back of my skirt. i like to think that the diagonal lines gave the illusion of a smaller butt, heehee.
i love the border around the bottom. i think it turned out really cute, and more flattering than the dress too! the halter is an ancient one from old navy (fall '06 actually) but i was cool & comfortable, even though the hall was stifling. we had a lot of fun, and are so happy for you, red & mariah! congratulations!