1. Take…. A dress that has a longer lining than top layer
This ones for the ladies who can’t use a washing machine properly (guilty as charged!) Washing at too high a temperature can cause shrinkage, and there’s nothing worse then when the top layer of a dress shrinks to be smaller than the lining. But don’t throw it away just yet…
(Sorry- I didn't take before photos so bare with the random diagrams)
Cut the top part of the dress off and make a crop top. If it has an elasticized waist, cut just below this to ensure the top stays fitted.
Then take the lining from the bottom half of the dress and sew into a skater skirt. Simply hem the top around some thick elastic and voila!
2. Take… A baggy elasticated strapless top
You know your old fave strapless number? The one you’ve worn so many times that the elastic is so loose
that it falls down? Put some scissors to it, no one wants to see your nipples!
Make….A skater skirt
Cut above one of the lower lines of elastic for an instant skater skirt. Ta da!
3. Take…. An unflattering elasticated smock dress
Remember when these babies were stylish? I prefer not too...
Cut above the penultimate elasticated line so that your skirt is elasticated, but your crop top still has some structure.
4. Take… A dowdy overly full maxi dress
A few years ago, really full maxi dresses were all the rage. This season, it’s all about the sexy maxi, so grab those scissors!
Cut a slit on one side to show some leg!
5. Take… Your boyfriends old tshirt
Just make sure he doesn’t want it first!
For a full tutorial on how to do this, click here.
Thank you scissors for the new wardrobe!