Note how the navy blue band at the natural waistline creates a perfect band to work with to form a skirt.
I cut a straight line across the navy blue section, folded it over, and sewed. The zipper was a small zipper so I just cut over that and used super glue to seal the ends (the zipper went all the way to the top of the dress). If your dress does not have a zipper, be sure you can pull it on easily and that it will actually stay on.
Note how the band is just folded in half. Of course, this is in no way a professional job – a professional would rip out the zipper and place a new one on and do who-knows-what-else but for a cheap dress that isn’t worth spending more money on, this DIY did the trick. I knew that the top would cover any imperfections. Again, I wouldn’t recommend doing this to a dress you care a lot about- just one you would love more as a skirt.
I was pretty pleased with my results and wouldn’t hesitate to try this again on another dress. *I should mention that I checked the dress before doing any alterations to make sure it would work as a skirt (I slid it down to skirt level). Those with dresses without zippers should also try theirs on as if they were skirts, in order to make sure that the dress not only slides up easily but that it stays up. I’d definitely recommend doing this beforehand to make sure you’ll be pleased with the results.