Wednesday, March 13, 2013

What I Wore Wednesday - The tale of the up-cycled maxi dress

Once upon a time while I was still pregnant I had a favorite piece of clothing. 

It was this wonderful maxi dress:


I wore it religiously. 
It made me feel good, it was so comfortable, and it even though it wasn't a maternity dress it fit me right to the very end. 

It rightfully earned the title of best dress ever.

Me and my three favorite things at that moment: Maxi dress, Gelato and B. (behind the camera)

When our baby boy finally arrived I was the happiest woman on earth. 

>But part of me was a little sad, I would never be able to wear my favorite dress again, as my belly had stretched it out.< 

I didn't want to wait for a next pregnancy to wear it again (because if that ever happens again maxi dresses will probably be long out of style), so I decided to restyle it into a skirt.

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Months passed and my dress lay crumpled up in a corner, useless.
But finally, seven months after I had given birth, I found a quiet moment to work out my plan.

I hacked of the top part and sewed a wide elastic around the top to make a stretchy waistband.

And, voila, the dress had now magically transformed into a beautiful skirt. 



And so ends the tale of the favorite dress, which has now become the favorite skirt.

And we will live happily ever after.


Love, Maria





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23 comments:

  1. Yay- I love this! I already seen it on different pictures on your blog and alwaysfound it so pretty on you with your baby bump. And I totally like the upcycling idea! Just perfect! striped maxi-skirts are the best!happy wednesday,zu!

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    1. Yep, I wore it a lot! And now I still can, yay!

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  2. Nicely done! As a fan of all things striped and maxi-length, it'd a definite win for me :)

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    1. Hi Jodi!
      Yes, stripes are my favorite too!
      Thanks for stopping by my blog!
      xo

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  3. Love how you made this into a skirt! I have some dresses that I stretched out with my big belly. This is so cute!

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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    1. Aw, thanks Amy!
      Turn them into skirts!!
      Thanks for stopping by.
      xo

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  4. impressive! i'm sure that favorite fabric still close to you makes for a happy #dressfortheday indeed! thanks for linking up

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    1. I sure does! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Looks amazing!
    I love it. both ways!

    www.roothless-xo.blogspot.com
    come on over :)

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    1. Thanks! coming right over!

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  6. Maxi dresses are not allowed to go out of style. Ever. Yours still looks great as a skirt.

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    1. I agree! Thank you for your sweet comment!

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  7. I love that you found a way to keep your favorite dress! I get very attached to certain clothes, too, I can't bear to think of them wearing out!

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    1. I pretty stoked too! Thanks for visiting!

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  8. Looks good, Maria! And you're looking beautiful. Upcycling is what I'm going to have to do during this year :-). I'm also having a clothing swap party with a group of friends - also a great idea for a no-buying year :-).
    Love you!

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    1. It's so fun to do too! And clothing swap parties are the best!
      Love you!

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  9. Ooh, I love this! What a great transformation. I have a similar maxi skirt, and I've never thought of wearing it with a cardigan and scarf. Thanks for the idea!!

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    1. Your welcome! Thanks for checking out my blog!

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  10. Like it a lot!!! Are you still going to make a high-waisted maxi skirt for me? Xxx

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  11. cute! i love taking clothes across the seasons. it really fosters creativity (and it's thrifty as heck!)

    found you via WIWW. visit my blog to see WIWW too. hugs!

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