This summer I was in two weddings and for both of them the bridesmaids wore beautiful full length gowns. I attended a few weddings as a guest as well and I knew I really wanted to re-wear at least one of my pretty dresses. but a full length gown is hard to wear again to another ceremony because there is a possibility that it could come off as trying to up-stage the bride. So I knew I needed to get a little creative.
I considered just cutting the bottom part to midi-skirt length to wear it as a tulle skirt with a top over it, or just making it into a shorter dress (which is still pretty fancy), but when I thought about a romper there was no going back :) I love how it still looks classy enough to wear to a wedding thanks to the style and fabric, but it's much more casual than it was as a dress. Plus, rompers are easier to dance in! I received a lot of compliments at the wedding I wore it to so I'll likely even wear it again next summer!
Here's how we did it: we cut the dress down to the length I wanted (for a romper you can go a little shorter because the legs will be closed off and it's too long it looks diaper-ish and silly ;)). Next hem the bottom. Then we found the center of the fabric between the legs on both the front and back and stitched that together. Voila!
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