I scored an absolutely stunning vintage sequin dress at the thrift shop:
Unfortunately it was backless, fit awkwardly, was super heavy and very uncomfortable.
Fortunately transforming it into a fabulous skirt was pretty darn simple! Check out my easy DIY skirt waistband – a vintage sequin dress refashion and discover how I did it!
First I chopped the top from the skirt a few centimeters above the waist seam.
Then I grabbed one of the many fabric belts from my stash + a large snap.
(I always save those silly fabric belts and side ties that come attached to dresses & tunics, they come in handy for so many projects!)
I flipped the chopped skirt inside out & centered the fabric belt on the chopped edge of the waist area.
Stitched it on with a tight zig zag.
Then flipped the skirt right side out, folded the belt over to conceal that raw edge and stitched it on to create a fab new waistband!
I wasn’t completely happy with the look of the waistband so I snagged some vintage lace from my stash and stitched it on. (The waist tie came out perfectly so I didn’t end up using the snap)
My groovy new skirt with the tie-back waistband fits like dream!
Fantastic and oh-so-fun!
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