This American Eagle dress was not very flattering at ALL. First, it was loose in all the wrong places and second, I bought it in high school. I know, I know, I was in desperate need of a closet purge!! I think it had to go…better yet, I think it had to be refashioned!
Here you take in the skirt to fit your waist, and then you can either do one of a two things; fold the top waist part under then sew or make and sew on piping or bias tape from fun fabric to make a decorative edge! I chose the latter. You can buy some pre-made cording or make it. To make the bias tape, you take a strip of fabric and place the cording in the center and fold over (the right side is on the outside), like a taco. Then sew as close to the cording as possible. Pin and sew the fabric covered cording to the top of the skirt. I made a little bit of a curve to add some extra personality. Fold the piping’s two ends in and sew over it when you reach the zipper or opening. Top stitch if you want!