One more look at the before. Getting too short. Shorts are hanging out there.
- Old dress
- 1" elastic
- Sewing machine
Hack off the top of your dress.
Turn the dress you just hacked into a skirt inside out. Fold over the top a little wider than your elastic. I used 1" elastic and held it around my kid's waist to figure out how long.
Start near the back or side (where ever there is already a seam... just not in the front) and sew around your skirt about 1/4" from the edge of the folded down part. Stop when you get about 3" from where you started.
Stick a safety pin through one side of your elastic and shove it through the casing you just made.
Keep shoving until you get your safety pin back out through the other hole.
Sew the two ends of elastic together. I like to sew 2 lines. This does not have to be neat. I don't even clip the threads.
Stretch out your skirt so the elastic goes back inside the casing and sew up the 3" hole you left.
That's it! I had this baby done in less than 30 minutes. Head to the lake... don't forget the mermaids/barbies!