Blue is one of my favorite colors and when Pantone announced the color for Spring 2014 was Dazzling Blue, I was thrilled. Designers used this color in their spring collections on the runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris.
Then along comes this less than enchanting pleated blue dress to my local thrift shop that will obviously NEVER grace a runway anywhere. But the color, those pleats and that lettuce edge along the hem: LOVE!
Let’s use the very best from this dress to create a quick, fun and stylish spring skirt.
With a sharp pair of scissors, cut along your chalk line.
Switch your sewing machine to a zig zag stitch.
Overlap the ends of the elastic a half inch and sew together with the zig zag stitch.
Continue to pin around the entire raw edge, being sure to match the center front of the skirt to the center front of the elastic and match the sides.
Photo credit: Beth Huntington