Monday, June 28, 2010

Skirt to Shirt

In case you missed out on the hilarity - take a peek at last week's fail week posts. :) I still have not finished fixing the last dress of my daughter's but will this week. promise. :) I was too busy having fun with the kids this weekend.

Onto today's ... making a skirt into a strapless top. I found this skirt at Goodwill and loved the look of it - it was so cute and vibrant and I loved the colors. I knew it wouldn't fit my waist, but knew it would make a good top!

I took elastic and measured around my chest where I wanted the shirt to fit, cut off the top of the skirt, sewed the ends of the elastic together, folded the material over the top of the elastic -- pinning where needed, and then sewed it together. It was as easy as that - about 30 minutes. It became a very lovely tunic that I love paired with a brown belt. Because the other evening was a big chilly, I also wore a light, brown cardigan.

I hope everyone has a great week!

I'm linking up here:
Tools Are For Women Too
Sugar Bee
Bargain Shopping Paradise
Sew Much Ado
Someday Crafts
Life In the Pitts
Nikki's Nifty Knacks
The Girl Creative
Blue Cricket Design


  1. You are very lucky you are to be able to remake clothing...seems to be hardly anyone sews anymore. Congrats on a well done job and thanks for showing it to us on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

  2. super cute! love refashioned clothing!

  3. What a brilliant idea! I am TOTALLY scouring the skirt section next time I hit goodwill! lol



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