Butterick 4976 has served me well since 2009, especially during the fall and winter months. This dress was perfect for pairing with blazers and vests or donning different belts.
At some point the sleeves on the dress were cut to short sleeve and then later on I removed them entirely. I cut the dress just above the waist seam line and removed 1/2" from both side seams.
Used left-over black stretch faux leather for the waistband, which I cut 1" shorter than my waist and 2.5" high.
Fold the waistband in half with wrong sides together and pinned to the right side of the skirt's waist and serged.... Done.
A new life with an old garment.... The skirt will be perfects with boots, vest or blazer over a top... makes me a happy camper..
Have a Great Weekend!