With the help of a seamstress - Dawn - we were able to convert it to a skirt by removing the top part of the dress and shortening the skirt to highlight her legs.
We altered the top for a better fit and shortened the hem to a midi length, which is just below the knees at midshin. This is a feminine silhouette and is appropriate in the corporate world.
Redesign and redefine your closet!
Often times, we have clothes that hang in our closets taking up space, because we don't wear them either because they are ill-fitting or just outdated. We should definitely try and be eco-friendly by recycling these pieces through a redesign or minor alterations. With a little imagination and creativity you can update pieces that you haven't worn ,thus maximising your wardrobe. Shortening a hem or changing buttons on a garment are small changes that pack a big punch in your wardrobe. Converting a maxi skirt to a pencil skirt is a great way to redesign something if you have a unique print and if you are able to use the sewing machine. If not, we highly recommend enlisting the help of a seamstress or a tailor to guarantee a good finish.
This week's participant is Patricia Henry, a chartered accountant, who will be showcasing these redesigns.
If you have exhausted all the recycling channels of redesign and you are still left with pieces you aren't wearing, consider re-distribution: donate unwanted pieces to a notable charity and bless someone less fortunate.