Step 1:

I marked the dress 22 inches above the hem.

Step 2:

In addition to removing the top portion of the dress, I removed the buttons and those weird tie thingies in the back. (I actually sewed them together and used them for my waist band).

Step 3:

I gathered the dress, attached the waistband, created a back seam, and added a zipper.

Step 4:

I used some of the leftover fabric to create pockets.

Step 5:

I paired my new skirt with a top I thrifted from the Goodwill for $4.00...

Step 6:

and these pearl and gold earrings.. of course I made them!

<p>I love this! I think you should make a matching crop top from the other half. It would be really cool.</p>
Thanks everyone! I'm glad you liked this project!
Final picture: soooo cute! Thanks for the inspiring ible :)!
<p>Lovely! Great job! I am into upcycling too &quot;)</p>
<p>Lovely! Great job! I am into upcycling too &quot;)</p>
Cute! I like to upcycle clothes too.
<p>Looks stylish! </p>
<p>love this. I like to re-purpose things from the thrift stores also. some of my favorite clothes are re-done from the thrift store or from yard sales. I don't look at something and wonder if it will fit, I look at it and ask what can I make with this? </p>
<p>This is really clever! So cute, and simple. Sometimes my favorite Instructables are the simplest.</p>

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