Flushed with the success of my previous skirt and dress to dress re-fashion, I tried a more summery version.
Starting with this skirt and a plain pink t shirt
The plain 100% cotton pink t shirt, originally from Marks and Spencer was just £1 from Penketh school charity shop in Warrington. It looked brand new.
It was already a good fit and needed no alteration.
The skirt was a panelled circular one in an easily creased light and floaty fabric, and a size smaller than I would normally buy.
It cost £2 from Battersea car boot. I knew from previous experience that a slightly small skirt would be ideal for this make. I liked the blue/turquoise water colour palette in the fabric. It made me think of the sea and holidays.
Incidentally there were loads of clothes bargains at this popular boot sale, I arrived quite late which probably helped.
I removed the skirt from the waistband and I threw the zip away, it was a really cheap one.
Waistband of skirt with lining attached:
It occurred to me that the waist of the skirt would make a nice embellishment to the t shirt neckline and link it to the bottom half of the dress creation.
This was easy to fit to the neckline and worked really well. I’m already thinking I could do some kind of neckline embellishment with other plain t shirts.
Finally I stitched the lining back into the skirt (it wasn’t quite big enough now but that didn’t matter), and sewed the t shirt onto the skirt.
Result is a comfortable and summery outfit done very cheaply. I have been happy to wear this dress for lunch dates. Because of the very floaty fabric its not good in the wind – possibly why it was at a car boot in the first place.