Today we are bringing home 2 skirt refashions we posted on Refashion Co-op during the month of July while everyone was enjoying Challenge Create: Fabric Swap Edition. These are 2 of the most worn skirts in our household, my and Allegra’s favorite skirt refashions! And that’s saying a lot!
I’m going to show you my favorite refashion EVER first!
Okay, so this sundress had potential, but a few problems! One is the hole in the hem near the hand that is holding the skirt. Another is the length. When you are 6 feet tall like I am, often clothes end up looking too short! And then there’s the shape of the dress overall…makes me look pregnant. Which I am not! Good thing I love to refashion!!
Ahhhh, much better! So why is this my favorite refashion? First of all, it’s a no-sew! All I did was literally cut off the top and fix that little hole! (Okay, so I sewed the hole, but you could find a similar sundress and do the same thing and it would be no-sew!!) Second, it’s loooooong enough for my looooong legs! I wear it all the time.
Now for the one Allegra wears all the time!
We were gifted some skirts by a dear lady. She is very dear to us, but from a different generation. To be fair, she knows our love for skirts, and our love for refashioning, and gave the skirts to us with that purpose in mind! So here was the before picture. (I couldn’t even get my teen to model it this time!)
So we cut 10 inches off the bottom and sewed up a new hem. Then I unpicked about 4 inches of the waist and tightened the elastic. It was a size 22W and my teen is not!
Tada! A skirt a teen will wear! She says pleats are really in, and she’s very happy with it!
Be sure to visit Refashion Co-op if you are in the mood to be inspired to refashion something!