I found Merrick’s blog from a pin to this tutorial. I loved it. I was able to take 2 perfectly good pairs of pants from the goodwill pile and reintroduce them to my wardrobe in a much more flattering way. (Unfortunately, I didn’t think to take pictures).
I loved her blog and her refashion ideas so much though that I used this tutorial to change a t-shirt and maxi dress into a cute new summer dress.
I had a strapless maxi dress that was not very flattering and was obviously a style from a few years ago, but I just couldn’t part with it because it was linen and had a pretty watercolor design on the bottom. I also had a plain t-shirt from Walmart that I bought to be in a show at church, that was a little short and thus I would probably never wear it.
But with a few new seams and adjusting the elastic casing I now have a dress I love and wear!
The elastic waist hits at the most flattering part of my waist and the hem is just above my knee. Such a great way to give old clothes new life!