Thursday, August 23, 2012

Turn a maxi skirt into a tube dress

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At this stage of my pregnancy, I am done buying maternity clothes. I bought this Old Navy maxi skirt early in my pregnancy. However, after this post, I didn’t want to wear it anymore for several reasons. The fold-over waistband has so much extra fabric. When I wear this skirt as is, the extra fabric shows under my tops. On top of that, the length is just a bit too long for my 5'2" height. I have to be extra careful when walking as I don't want to fall over anything.

The other day, I pulled the skirt up and attempted to wear it as a dress. It was a bit loose around the waistband but I love the new length. To fix the waistband, I slimmed both sides to make the upper part of the skirt smaller. The skirt/dress turned out perfectly. I’ve been wearing this maxi skirt as a tube dress ever since.

What I am wearing:
Jacket: H&M - size 2 (buy similar)
Sandals: LOFT (buy similar)
Necklace: c/o LYLIF (buy almost identical version)

I hope you’re not sick of this jean jacket. I wear it every single week. This jacket is probably one of the most worn items in my closet. Temperatures have been dropped to the lower 60's in the morning and this jacket is the perfect piece to keep me warm.

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That's darling! A good idea, too.

phiphis blog

great idea! love this as a dress! xox P


I love the skirt dress! Its very rare for ON to line up their stripes. You look lovely!


Wow! Great idea for turning the maxi skirt into a dress! Love it! Btw - You look beautiful preggers. :)

xo - Sheila

Pratishtha Durga

That's a great idea to alter an outfit! And that jacket does look very comfortable. I can see why you wear it so often...


Like the denim jacket and the maxi dress. Looking good :)


It looks SO cute as a dress! I'm excited to wear my jean jacket again once it cools off in the fall. :)

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Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews)

Gorgeous Sydney! Sorry I've been MIA - I'm catching up on blog reading today and Madelyn is SUCH a beautiful name - and fabulous job on the nursery! So excited for you and your family!


Wow that's a cool & stylish certainly nailed that maxi look!!


Always Maylee

Love it, you are looking gorgeous!

xo, Yi-chia
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I liked how it turned out.

Amber @

wow, that did turn out great. it the perfect print to turn into a dress! i can't believe you are this far along, so close!!

Steph M.

What a great idea! You are looking great xx

just tututiny

Genius idea, I've attempted to do this several times with my maxi skirt as well but seeing that I don't have such great sewing skills as you I was unable to alter it to my liking. I am so jealous that you are close to being done. I'm only at 25 weeks and it feels like a century away. None of my clothes fit anymore and the few maternity items that I did buy are getting overused but I do not want to buy anymore! I know, I'm one of those that don't like the pregnancy process, hencing the whining ;) Good luck with everything though, I can't want to see your precious baby girl!


You look adorable!! Love the maxi dress paired w/the cropped denim jacket :) Hope you're having a great week! xo


wonderful! i like how the arrows point upwards. focuses on your face more vs a lot of similar prints pointing downwards.

good luck in the coming days.

lisacng @

Beautiful transformation! I love the denim jacket!

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