And just what did I create with the leftover bottom of that fugly vintage dress?
A rather magnificent maxiskirt!
Here’s what I did to create The Fugly Dress Refashion: Part 2 – easy DIY maxiskirt :
I snagged a pair of rarely-worn cords from the back of my closet that oh-so-perfectly matched that leftover fugly dress fabric.
Chopped the top off of the trousers above the crotch.
Stitched the lining & the bottom of the dress back together.
Popped the top of the cords into the bottom of the dress with right sides facing and side & back seams lined up.
Note: you can also pop the trouser top over the skirt & achieve the same result.
Then I stitched them together…
and zigzagged over the outside seam for extra strength.
Then replaced the button with a funky vintage one from my stash.