Monday, September 9, 2013

Refashion it: High-Lo

So, I found this pretty purple dress at Goodwill. I love it, but it is a bit long. I wanted to spice it up! I decided to add a high-lo hem to the dress, and show off my new galaxy leggings that I bought from target at the same time. I think they really make this outfit. Well, the concept for creating a high-lo hem is really simple. Basically, you turn, cut, and sew.

  • First, turn the dress on the side. Lay it flat and make sure the skirt back and front is flush with each other.
  • Then, cut a swoosh! See the line in the middle of my dress? I used that as a guide, because I knew that is where it would hit my sides.
  • Before I sewed it, I tried it on to make sure I had cut correctly. Then, I hemmed my edge with a zig-zag stitch because my dress is made of knit (stretchy) material.

I love my new (to me) dress and my (to infinity) and beyond leggings. How would you style galaxy leggings? I think they go great with simple one-tone dresses to show off all their funky business. I've wanted a pair of these leggings forever. And by forever, I mean, ever since I knew they existed. Which might have been only a year or two. Or three.
Linking up with Skirtember!


Rachel G said...

You are so talented with adjusting clothes to work for you! I tend to just give up if they don't fit right immediately. :P I'm on the lookout for new leggings now that it's getting colder outside...

Tori Bragg said...

That's adorable! I have to try this sometime. And I love the leggings! I think you're right about the solid color thing, too. Too many colors and patterns is dizzying to look at, and those leggings are so fabulous they NEED the spotlight :P

Chantal said...

What a great idea!!

Thanks for participating in Skirtember! Can't wait to see more.


Charlotte said...

1- you look really good in light purple. It sets off your hair nicely.
2- super cool leggings!
3- my sisters and I call these types of skirts "mullet skirts".

Kristin said...

I love that you MADE a high-low dress. How creative! I don't have any, but I think they look great with leggings!
Kristin :)

brittany said...

i love that dress! i am in awe of your sewing skills because i have none! lol

btw, I want to reply by email to the blog post comment you left me, but you are a no-reply blogger. not sure if you knew that or know how to change that. here's a helpful tutorial just in case :)

Carolynn said...

thanks! I do know, every time I change it, it changes itself back. -_- :P My e-mail is