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.

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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.

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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!

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

    1. Debbie Iles Post author

      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 😉

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  1. Jillian - SewUnravelled

    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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