Friday, July 8, 2011

Refashioned skirt

A while ago a friend gave me a bag of clothes she no longer needed (gotta love a bit of clothes passing around!). In it was the skirt below, an A-line in a stretchy cotton blend fabric.

I wasn't sure if I could do anything with it, as I'm feeling a bit over my A-line skirts at the moment. Also the print and colours are not really me so it would have to be a great cut to redeem it, if you know what I mean. But then I spied Kate's gathered twirly skirts, loved her idea and thought this skirt might be a good one to try out a refashion (thanks for the inspiration Kate!).

So I cut it into 3, then set aside the middle section for later (that's the hoarder in me... maybe I can make a fabric belt or tissue holder or zip purse...). Then I sewed a row of long machine stitching into the top of the bottom section and gathered it to the size of the hem of the top section (simple tutorial here on gathering fabric). After sewing them together and overlocking the seam I topstitched the seam down to top layer to make it sit flat. And that's it. As the bottom section was already hemmed I didn't need to do that. Yay!

This is a really simple project but I thought someone out there may find it useful. I get so much inspiration from the great craft blogs that I like to try to pass ideas on. If you try it I'd love to hear. Have a lovely weekend!


  1. Thanks Trudi! It's weird to be enjoying wearing skirts over the knee these days - I keep thinking of all the things you 'shouldn't' do after 40 but thinking 'what the hell' ;-)

  2. Like very much the simplicity of this refashion. And the hoarding. It will all be a fabulous something, one of these days!

  3. Ha! I have that exact same skirt in my wardrobe! Your refashion looks great Jo :)

  4. I love it so much Jo!
    I have been living in my twrily skirts on the road.
    So fun and easy.


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