I found this cute dress, by Forever 21, for $4.99. However, in all honesty my boobs won't fit into the top of the dress. I walked around the store three times and couldn't get the fabulous tribal print out of my mind, so I decided to transform it into a maxi skirt.
I cut the top of the dress off, attempting to cut evenly along the pattern.
To make the dress into a skirt I attached it to elastic (not stretched). I measured my waist and added 2 inches. The extra inches allow for seam allowance and makes the skirt easier to get on and off. Fold the elastic in half and sew allowing a 1/2 inch allowance.
Fold the extra tabs of the elastic back and sew flat.
After looking for my straight pins for 10 minutes, I then folded the fabric over the elastic loop and pinned in place.
I sewed the elastic along the bottom edge of it, grabbing the fabric along the way. Loraine (my sewing machine) and I got into a fight half way through the skirt, where I had to rip the seam and start over, but it was worth it!
Cute and comfy skirt!!