This wrap dress was a £1 bargain. I loved the cotton fabric with its colourful floral pattern, but the wrap style…no. Wrap dresses are frequently found in charity shops because all too often they gape at the front. Wearing a t shirt or vest top beneath often detracts from the appeal of the V front of the dress. Hence they remain unworn, and ultimately thrown out.
It was a simple task to turn the dress into a skirt. Cutting off the top section came first. I then wrapped the skirt and sewed it up, but it required a zip. I undid a section of the side seam to fit the zip as this was a better position than where the skirt wrapped over at the front (you can see the curved edge in the photo).
The final touch was lining the new waistband, though not strictly necessary it made the new garment an identifiable skirt rather than a cut down dress. A strip of blue lining fabric did the trick, first sewn right sides together then turned to the inside and hand sewn to complete.