Refashion tutorial - top to dress

ha ha! kind of love the name (*snicker*)
Excited to share another refashion tutorial today! I took this boho style top and turned it into a casual dress! 
Check out the before and after....

Here's what you need!

Baggy top (I think the trick to make this work was the waistband on the bottom of the top)
Knit material for skirt
straight pins
sewing machine
pencil skirt

Step 1: Lay your top flat and cut off the sleeves. (I knew I was creating a more draped "tank" styled top and would need to layer something under it but I liked getting rid of the large sleeves).

Step 2: Fold your knit piece in half and lay flat. Using a pencil skirt or similar as a guide. Cut around the shape for your skirt.

Step 3: Turn the knit pieces over so they are right sides together. Pin and sew down the side seams.

Step 4: Turn your top inside out and place the top of the skirt (still inside out) around the bottom hem. Pin it around the entire bottom and sew it to attach the skirt to the top to make it a dress.

(after I finished it and tried it on I realized my top needed tapered in more. So be sure to cut and tailor to your liking)

This is a fun comfy, casual dress that can be worn all year!
 I will be linking up and sharing my tutorial at these linky parties! 
and here too!

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  1. How adorable are you?! LOVE this refashion...and those boots? GET OUT OF HERE!

  2. OMG love this, stylin' and totally cute!

  3. ha ha! Thanks Kara! :)

  4. Thank you Maribel! it turned out better than I thought! :)

  5. Did I miss something? After cutting off the sleeves, those armholes look mighty big?

  6. EstateTailor - oops! I edited it so people didn't have to read my mind ;0 I knew I would creating a draped "tank" style top and would layer a colored top/tank top underneath but cutting off those large armholes gave it a totally different look!

  7. your so cute! I love it and so simple too! and the name totally made me smile too!

  8. How cute! Love it! I have to say though, the boots are fabulous!

  9. That was an awesome idea!!! It looks like a simple enough sewing project to attempt... Love the white and cheetah together by the way!

  10. I love the combo! Definitely an upcycle.

  11. Megan what a fabulous idea. You can wear anything. Most of us aren't that fortunate. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Darling!Great work! I absolutely love this- the yellow jacket is a nice touch!

  13. very cute! i would LOVE for you to link this post or any other posts you want to my weekend link party http://lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com/2012/04/spread-love-link-party-6.html it opens at midnight tonight, hope to see you there!
    {love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

  14. Hi, Megan

    I love this outfit. It turned out lovely!


  15. I'm loving this. I've always got a weather eye open for some cute thing I can make all my own. You did a great job.

  16. Super cute! Refashions are high on my list for this spring, thanks for the instructions.

  17. Fabu-stinkin'-licious job, Megan!

    What a sassy little number you ended up with!

    Love the cheetah print (and how you used it in the name! : )

    Thanks so much for linking up at Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL!