Katherine came in with a few items and this jean dress stuck out because it had so much potential! She had it in her closet for quite some time, but it was too small to zip up, the black band was trying to pull itself free from the dress (gotta love crappy construction from the factories!), and those buttons were just meant to get stuck on something and rip a hole in the dress.

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So here’s what we did: We cut off the top, ditched the black stripe, and reattached the the pleats to the top of the skirt. To finish it off, we added a waistband under the pleats so we could tack them up (nobody likes floppy pleats!) and kept those pockets in tact. There you have it–sassy staple skirt!

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tailoring revamp

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About the author

Kristen is one of the owners and founders of Ginger Root Design and ReVamp ReWear Design and Tailoring.

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