DIY: mullet dress | Thriftanista in the City

9.12.2012

DIY: mullet dress

Does this dress look familiar? I've worn it before. It's the maxi dress from Dots. It was too long and all summer long I procrastinated on hemming it so I just chopped it into a mullet skirt. It was really easy to do.

Step 1: cut slit or mark the length you want in the front. Do the same on center back.
Step 2: Line up side seams.
3: Starting at marked length, draw a diagonal line until you reach back length.
4. Cut!

Mine is a little choppy as I did a lot of eyeballing and wasn't particularly interested in cleaning up edges. Perfect I will never be.

Do you like the new length?


old length






39 comments

Chandra said...

Of course I do! Now you have me wanting to chop up one of my maxi dresses! I love this on you...it shows off your legs and strappy sandals. Perfect DIY...even if the edges aren't the best.

Makaila said...

that is HOT girl! I love the new length. Nice work!

Samantha Strahan-Luckett said...

That's really cute :)

Christina said...

Very cute! I actually think it's how the dress should have been made in the first place! It's perfect now.

Mrs. Collins said...

Wow, great job. Love it.

Daisy Nguyen said...

LOVE this length - looks great on you!


XOXO
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Cherrie J. said...

Fierce!!! Love the new length.

-Cherrie

prototype mama said...

It looks like a different dress--love!

http://www.prototypemama.com/

That's My Mama said...

I love the new length! It looks fab especially from the back :)

Teems said...

You really flipped that. NICE!

High Heels & Good Meals! said...

I love that you call it a mullet dress. LOL! Really cute transformation.

Ally @ Fever Thrift said...

I love your mullet dress! I tried to cut my own, too, and it definitely did not turn out cute like yours- I couldn't get the lengths right and my cutting job was pretty tragic.

Windy City Mama said...

Thanks Chandra!

Windy City Mama said...

Thank you!

Windy City Mama said...

Thank you!

Windy City Mama said...

Thanks. I think you're right! The chevron works well with the cut.

Windy City Mama said...

Thank you!

Jeanine Byers said...

What you did with that dress is amazing!! I like the way it looked before, but it looks even better now!

Dee @ Cocktails with Mom said...

Absolutely love it. Looks like a totally different dress and much better!

addicted2Etsy said...

i wish i were more courageous, theres a lot of stuff I do, but DIY, changes, sewing ...all that stuff scares me, I always think I'm gonan mess up. PArtialy cos I failed needlework in boarding school.
It looks great, dare I say, I prefer the after.

Pretty cool stuff said...

I like it...and the little one is so cute!!!!

Jessica Lauren said...

What a great refashion...love what you did to it!

~*Jessica Lauren @ Copy-Cat-Crafter*~

BeautyStyleGrowth said...

Love the outcome and love the Chevron print. The new outfit is better than the maxi
k at www.beautystyleandgrowth.blogspot.com

Jill said...

LOVE the stripes!!

Windy City Mama said...

Thanks Daisy!

Windy City Mama said...

Thanks Cherrie!

Windy City Mama said...

Thank you!

Windy City Mama said...

Thank you!

Windy City Mama said...

Thank you!

Windy City Mama said...

I think mullet dress is its unofficial nickname. :)

Windy City Mama said...

Thanks Ally. The best fabrics for this are the worst to cut!

Windy City Mama said...

Thanks Jeanine

Windy City Mama said...

Thanks Dee!

Windy City Mama said...

Womp Womp. Your skills have probably improved. No worries though you are the finder of fabulous etsy! You can outsource projects. :)

Windy City Mama said...

Thanks you!

Windy City Mama said...

Thank you!

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Windy City Mama said...

Thank you!

Windy City Mama said...

Thanks Jill!

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