Okay, this is easy peasy. Seriously, took me maybe 15 minutes to do and I now have a comfortable, roomy skirt from a dress I never wore. Here's what I did.....
First, I cut the top of the dress off from the bottom. This was pretty easy to do given the design of the dress I used and the fact that I wanted to keep the pleats. Depending on your dress though, you may need to measure to get the right length. Just don't forget a seam allowance!
Next, I found something to use as the waistband. I had this bit of jersey leftover from when I made this shirt and thought it would make the perfect yoga-styled waistband.
So, I just pinned the waistband onto my skirt, matching the right side of my skirt to the wrong side of my waistband. I didn't need to do anything to my waistband or the skirt but if your sizes are a little big, you might need to trim your waistband a bit and maybe gather or ruffle your skirt.
Then, I just sewed them together using a basic straight stitch.
And, that was all there was to it! Now I have a new, super-comfy, casual skirt for the hot summer that is certainly coming. Mine ended up quite loose on the top, but I like it. Not only does it give me room to grow but it also allows for maximum comfort which is needed in the hot and humid summers here in North Carolina.