+ Bow skirt

This is my first outfit/refashion for my NEW idea I had (remember that idea I wrote about a few posts ago?)! I decided to do my own for you guys so you all can get my vision!!

 Here was that skirt I refashioned while visiting my mom on friday! I bought it from the DI for 4 bucks and it was a bit large and incharge. So, I fixed it up! You can’t see all the details because it is black, so I will explain! There are buttons going down the center of the dress and a big bow tied in the front! I got the inspiration from a tan Modcloth skirt I posted a few posts ago. Anyway, this is how you do it (yes! I finally posted a tutorial with pictures):

Cut to the desired length

cut a section from the excess fabric to the thickness x2 of the bow (I wanted mine 3 inches thick, so I cut a 6 inch section). Yo may want the bow to be extra long, so you would have to use more fabric than this. I just wanted a small bow.

Sew ties with points at the ends (they don’t have to be perfect….ahem, mine aren’t very beautiful)
Turn right side out and press! See, a little prettier, maybe.
Pin the non-pointed ends of the ties to your desired spot on the front of your dress.

Then fold it back over so it is pointed toward the center and covering the ugly ends of the tie. If you want you can seam rip here instead and slide the tie end in and sew.

Tie a bow…or have your mom tie it like I did. She is a PRO. Thanks mom!

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  1. genius! omg I’m so gonna try this! it looks so pretty on you!

  2. SO Cute! I love what you did, the bow is the perfect girly touch!

  3. wow you are going to be a big designer someday! you really have so much talent! your blog is so fun to follow.

    p.s. i gave you an award on my blog! http://www.population250trends.blogspot.com

  4. Way to go Liz! That’s a really cute refashion! And yes, Mama Scoville did a wonderful job tying that bow. Hope you guys had fun in IF, looks like it! And Happy Valentine’s Day!

  5. this turned out soooooo cute! I wish i had this kind of skill. I love it :)

  6. you are such a genius!!! this is adorable! we love a bow!


  7. I may try this out…it’s so cute :)

  8. I literally want to make almost everything you refashion. You’re so good! Could you give me some tips on the white pants you refashioned the other day? Thank you!!!

  9. I have to try this!
    I just found your blog and I already LOVE it! :)

  10. I love this! I am definitely going to try this! I am going to feature this in an upcoming DIY post on my blog. I will link back to this post!

  11. Does it matter what kind of Fabric I use?

  12. this is an AWESOME idea. makes me want to thrift and find some long skirt in a good material and take the weekend sewing!

  13. I love that everything here is modest! It’s so hard to find church clothes!

  14. Great idea! I’m going to sew the bow to backside :)

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