31.8.10

Tuesday tip: Turn a granny skirt into a cute dress!


I'm always a fan of easy ways to modify clothes without having to get the sewing machine out (See exhibit A, B, C and D!).

Remember that midi skirt I wore for my wardrobe wakeup project? Tonight I shall reveal how to turn a granny skirt into a cute dress in one move!



Yep, just pull it up, pop a belt on and you have a cute a-line strapless dress!




Ta-da!!! A short and sweet tip. Well, it had to be. Alex is hassling me to walk to Tesco with him and buy some sweets! We're watching the final instalment of the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo trilogy tonight. Really enjoying it so far!

Until tomorrow,


PS - Amy just commented and reminded me that this idea works well for using skirts as tops too! H&M's £2.99 bodycon skirts work particularly well! x

28 comments:

  1. haha simple as that! wonderful :) xx

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  2. great tip, love how the skirt looks as a dress :) i often do this with shorter skirts and wear them as tops :) x

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  3. oooh love it :)


    are you watching the orginal swedish version? xxx

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  4. Works well with tube skirts too, you can wear as a boob tube!

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  5. Wow it looks so perfect, you would never know it was a skirt. I am definitely going to try this.

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  6. Wow it looks so great as a dress! I used to do this with all my old barbie dolls, never thought to do it in real life! Haha!

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  7. I love doing this, especially as I hate below-the-knee skirts on myself. If I see one in a really nice design, I know in my mind I can always make it into a dress. Just belt it in & you're off! Good tip, Gem :]

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  8. I've done that before too, it's a great trick to make old pieces look new, tehe.
    Lovely outfit Gem!

    x

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  9. Such a lovely simple tip that im gona be trying with my old gypsy skirts! ha xx

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  10. This look is lovely on you! Tieka of selectivepotential.blogspot.com does it too, you two have inspired me to try my luck at the op shop for some sweet nana skirts!

    X

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  11. love it!thinks it makes a cute little dresss hehe:)xx

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  12. Aaaah, or you can wear a vest top from Primark as a bodycon skirt.. I really can't get away with this without a bra, gutted
    It would be mine

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  13. Great tip! I love the way the skirt looks as a dress!

    Leia

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  14. Slick move hun!! You Rock both looks!! I’ve never though of that you look sooooo rad, and those kitties are adorable and you darling are the gal to pull-off that look♥

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  15. I love this idea and it looks so cute on you - not so sure it woould work for me though! :)

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  16. I picked up a funny length tartan skirt from ebay last month and was about to hack some of the length off. Might just give this a go instead!

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  17. Random but awesome :) High five missus! Sometimes in the topshop sale rails I get confused between bodycon skirts and boob tubes. Maybe not necessarily a bad thing tho eh! xx

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  18. my friend does this all the time and always looks awesome!

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  19. Oh I love that. I've been doing this for a few years and it gives you so much more versatility in your wardrobe!

    Sarah Betty xx
    http://www.sarahbetty.co.uk

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  20. Very simple and lovely! :)
    Rebecca-ox
    http://gingerecstasy.blogspot.com/

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  21. Thanx for posting this tip as I bought a primark skirt recently and it had a really huge waistband but was really short and didn't even cover my big bum properly. This tip is great and works really well so thank you!:)

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  22. it's nice to refresh your wardrobe like this isn't it (:

    looks super cute.

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  23. Aha! Thanks for the reminder. I used to do this on the beach, was my multi-use cover up! time to crack it out again i think x

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  24. Great idea, I have done this with a few dresses on holiday :)

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  25. Nice and simple! i actually prefer the skirt worn as a dress x

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  26. Great tip! Bought a long skirt from a charity shop a few weeks ago and really cant be bothered to take it up, so now will just wear it as a dress :)

    Robyn x

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  27. Hello dear,

    I just now made my own blog, however, I just wanted you to know I've been following your blog for a while. I decided to comment on this tip because this is something I have been doing for a good while.

    Keep up the good work, hon.

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Thanks for commenting! ♥