How to Refashion a Halter Dress Into a Pencil Skirt

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Banana Republic sweater | JCREW belt | HM coat | Forever21 Pumps | FOSSIL bag

I'm always on the lookout for great fabrics and when I spot the bling of sequined fabric all I can think is Well, hello, sparkle. A sequined pencil skirt is a slick alternative to an ultra-trendy piece, so re-purposing a halter dress into a classic wardrobe essential seems a no-brainer to me. What girl doesn't love to don a sparkly skirt that makes her feel cool, calm and collected? (Any garment that evokes such a feeling is a bonus, lemme tell ya.)

what you need
--a relatively straight garment with a shape you deem useless while retaining an excessive love for its fabric
--7-9 inch zipper
--spool of 1 inch grosgrain ribbon
--seam ripper

Chic Girl's Tip:  If there isn't a back seam, leave one of the side seams open to accommodate the zipper.

To what sort of occasions would you wear a sequin pencil skirt? Is it a legitimate alternative to the traditional pencil skirt?

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  1. Fab refashioning - that piece looks so classic yet sparkly and fun on you!

  2. Bought your book! so many amazing tips and projects!

  3. I'm loving this skirt, Kristina! You make refashioning look so easy :)

  4. I think it should be worn whenever the mood strikes you! (Possibly not when you are cleaning the WC though... but hey, whatever works right?!) My question to you would be... what are you going to do with the little left over bits??? Oh the sparkle you could add to something with just a little piece of that fabric! Accessories, bag bling, cushion creativity... a little zippered pouch to send to someone you think is neat. And the list goes on. :)
    Enjoy wearing your shimmery, sparkley new skirt. I think it's rad.

  5. This is so clever, and cute. I have wondered how to wear sequins in day, and you make it look effortless and chic!

  6. I love the way that turned out! Pinning it to the Monday Funday board.

  7. You know what I think? I think we should become best friends and play with the sewing machine together! You are so amazing with clothing and sewing! And you look fabulous as well!!!
    xx Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  8. Wow! I love this! It looks amazing and fits you perfectly. I always have my eye out for a little sparkle and after seeing this I definitely won't be passing up those halter or sleeveless dress I can't wear.

  9. I would recommend this dress to anyone planning to go to prom (what mine is for) or just for a very formal occasion. I am 5'7", and the dress is perfectly floor length on me.

  10. Genius!!!! I can't wait to find a sparkly dress to refashion!


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