Refashion: Polka Dot Skirt

I stumbled on this dress for $2.50 at Goodwill more than a year ago. I never found the time to turn it into the skirt I was envisioning but I still hauled it with us to Utah so I could eventually follow through. I am so glad I did.

I thrifted this blouse a few months ago and just couldn't leave it behind. It has such a charming print and the most adorable square gold buttons.

thrifted zara blouse - $5 | similar here | here | and here
refashioned polka dot skirt - $5 | similar here (my fave) | here | and here
thrifted gold leather heels - $6 | similar here (leather!) | here | and here

I have been having a hard time finding elastic I like - I swear they all look like underwear trim. I got the mint elastic from ruffle fabric (on Melissa's recommendation) and it's perfect. (I also bought some in peach - can't wait to use it!) Those pleats were a bit tricky to work with, but I'm really happy with the final result.

Have you refashioned anything lately? Leave a link so we can all check it out!


  1. Absolutely adore this skirt. Holy cow--you're so talented. And that dress was a great find, too! I've never used anything besides black and white elastic. I need to look into ruffle fabric! Thanks for linking to it.

    Melanie @UnraveledThreads

  2. You look fabulous! Do you have a good tutorial for making dresses into skirts? I would love to try ... well someday.

    1. I basically just cut off the top of the dress & salvaged the material from the skirt (including the finished hem because I'm lazy). This Freshly Picked elastic waist tutorial is my favorite. I didn't include pockets this time - but love that option too!

  3. very cute, cannot believe that blouse is thrifted for only $5. Love your blog.


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