Thursday, June 10, 2010

Skirt Refashion

Happy Thursday!!  A few weeks ago we were in Walmart buying pull-ups (I swear there is some diaper eating monster in our house - we are ALWAYS at the store buying more!), and back by the kids stuff there were a few racks of random clearance items.  So of course I stopped...and spied this:

 
Um, yeah that is polyester.  And no, that style would NEVER look good on me - I am neither 5'9" nor am I 110 lbs.  But...it was $3.  I've seen some awesome refashions out there in bloggyland and I thought, "Hey, I could do something with this - its $3!" (I might have said this out loud - sorry to anyone who witnessed my crazy-lady ramblings).  Well, I finally took the plunge into the refashioning pool, and decided to turn this shirt into a cute skirt.  

Luckily for me the side seams were almost perfect as is.  So I used another skirt as a pattern and cut the shirt right at the armpits - straight across.  Then I took a old lyrca halter top (um, yeah...pre-baby...I'm never wearing that thing again) and cut off the bottom 7 inches. 


Then it was just a matter of pinning the two pieces together (gathering the shirt a little as I went) and then sewing the pieces together.  Viola a new skirt for Mama:


And in case you're wondering.  I did buy another one...it will be joining it's sister as a new skirt soon. 

11 comments:

StepThruCrazy said...

Great find, I love that print! And even I can sew that, I think. Have to give it a try! :)

Heather said...

I love the soft yellow, good call! Would love for you to link up to our party Fabulous Friday!
Heather @ www.savingmoneylivinglife.com

Megan said...

Lovely fabric! This looks better as a skirt than a top. You did a great job!

Stephanie Lynn said...

This is so clever and creative! Love this idea. You did a fabulous job! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Brilliant. And I'm glad I'm not the only one who talks out loud to things in stores!

Ela@lifeinmypjs.com said...

Would love it if you would join me for my 2nd linky party tonight!!

http://lifeinmypjs.blogspot.com/2010/06/pajama-party-2.html

~Ela

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This project made me heart go pitter pat. Well done.

creativejewishmom.com said...

now that is creative! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday! Great to see you and hope you'll stop by again this week!

Kimberly said...

This is great! Totally hot pattern, too. Definitely think it's a better skirt. :)

Megan @ Megity's Handmade said...

That's a great looking skirt. I love the print and just $3, you can't beat that!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Oh that is so fabulous!! Great idea!!

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