Oliver + S Hide and Seek dress into a skirt

A long time ago, I foolishly used some untreated wool fabric to make a scrappy dress for Miss Seven. Needless to say, the wool in the bodice felted and shrank in the first few washes. I solved the problem by cutting off the bodice and turning the dress into a skirt.

That skirt became one of the most worn items in Miss Seven’s wardrobe. I’ve tried to figure out why and I think it comes down to the length (long, but not too long), and the fact that it has these particular pockets.


It may also be because the volume of the skirt is not excessive like some gathered skirts can be. It fits the idea of a full skirt, but it is really more A-line in design.

It’s easy enough to turn the Hide and Seek dress into a skirt. I simply cut of the bodice to about an inch above the pockets and drafted a waistband. I kept the front princess seams (for the pockets, obviously), but did away with all the other seams to cut the back of the skirt as one. I retained the subtle A-line shape.



I made this skirt in a lightweight corduroy that will be great for layering over tights in Winter. It also looks great with Miss Seven’s new shirt. I think this little chickadee is developing quite the covetable wardrobe. I’m beginning to get jealous!


4 thoughts on “Oliver + S Hide and Seek dress into a skirt

    1. Thanks Linda. Yes, the shirt was made from a sheet. I liked it so much that I made myself one too with the rest of the sheet – I haven’t blogged that yet though. I still have another sheet and a few pillowcases to go. It might become the family uniform 😉

  1. Oh Debbie, she looks so beautifully chic and adorable at the same time. I am loving the non-traditional colours and prints (for children’s clothes) because the ubiquitous pink/purple overload in store can be quite wearing and annoying. You have created such a classic and beautiful outfit for Miss 7.

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