I hope all of you had a very Merry Christmas and spent time enjoying time with family! I wish you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year!
This is the dress I had used last year to refashion for Refashion Runway Season 4: All Stars. I used the top half back then and I had kept the bottom scrap for a later date.
Well, that later date was Christmas this year! Crushed velvet seems to be a hot item this year, so I decided to use this scrap and jump on the bandwagon!
Here is the bottom half of the dress. It was perfect to finish in to a skirt, it just needed some elastic for the waist.
I folded over the top of the skirt just enough to be able to cover the elastic. I left a 1 inch gap so I could thread the elastic through. I sewed it up later..
Used my trusty Bodkin to thread through the elastic. I know I have said this before, but this is just the handiest little tool!
I sewed the elastic together, overlapping by about 1 1/2 inches.
I stitched up the 1 inch hole I left open to thread the elastic through.
I am so thankful that I was able to spend such a wonderful Christmas with my hubby and amazing parents! I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas holiday filled with family and friends!