Recently our Grandma M was visiting us. We had such a blast taking her through our skirt stash and she picked out some skirts for us to work with. This was so fun! We started with a Dress Barn skirt we found at Goodwill for $1.25. Nothing wrong with it, we just loved the ribbon trim and the bright colors!
Next we found another skirt at Goodwill, this one an Old Navy linen skirt for $1.50. It had a few issues!
Ummmm, yeah! When we put it in our cart, we thought it was a girls skirt, but when we got it home we realized it was a women’s size, but with the ties, it clotted up at the waist when tightened to a smaller size. One would constantly be straightening out the wrinkles if they were a smaller size and tried to wear this skirt.
Here were our steps:
Step 1: Sew shut split up the side of the Dress Barn skirt.
Step 2: Cut off top of Old Navy skirt.
Step 3: Pin and sew Old Navy skirt to the bottom of the Dress Barn skirt so it measured 38″ Grandma M.’s requested finish length.
Step 4: Sew additional line of decorative stitching around bottom of Dress Barn skirt for reinforcement.
There it is, what a young-looking, pretty Grandma! She paired it with a green top, white shrug and black heels!
Total Cost: $2.75
Total Time: 20 minutes
Talent Level: Beginner Seamstress
To tell you the truth, I was a little nervous sewing a refashion for the lady who taught me to sew! But she seemed really happy about her new skirt, and didn’t mention any crooked seams or anything!