Today we have a treat for you! We have another Will Sew For Food customer and what a cutie it turned out to be! We love sweater skirts for fall and winter, so a denim mini with a ruffled sweater skirt refashion is just icing on our cake! So without further ado!
T.’s mom gave us two skirts. First was a denim mini that fit T. well, but was not ideal for fall and winter wear. Who wants cold legs? Not T. (and not us either,) so it was time for a denim mini refashion!
Also T.’s mom gave us a sweater skirt. Now there’s a little story behind this skirt, and we have a part! A few years ago T. had a birthday party at our house and we gave her this skirt! We loved it then, we loved it whenever T. wore it, and we were sad to see her getting so tall, because it meant the sweater skirt was getting too short! Again, cold legs not needed!
Here were the steps we took to expel cold legs syndrome!
Step 1: Pin top ruffle of skirt to lining underneath. Now some ruffle skirts are constructed so that the linings attach to each other (probably more accurately called a tiered skirt) and some ruffle skirts are made with each ruffle attached to a lining underneath. Well, this was a lining underneath type of ruffle skirt, so that if I would have cut off that waistband of the skirt without pinning the ruffle down, the ruffle might have gone floating off into space and I would have had a difficult time lining it back up. Well, since one of our major themes here at Skirt Fixation is F-A-S-T we decided it would just be faster to pin the ruffle about an inch down from where we planned to cut. Hope that all makes sense!
Step 2: Cut off the ruffled bottom of the skirt where the waistband met the first ruffle.
Step 3: Pin ruffle bottom to denim mini. (I did iron that rolling hem first!)
Step 4: Sew two skirt together, sweater skirt under denim mini.
Step 5: Sew another row of stitching for decorative purposes and also to hold down that rolling hem permanently!
That was easy! Introducing our first sweater skirt refashion! It was fun, we want to do that again soon!
Total Time: 45 minutes
Talent Level: Beginner Seamstress (Sweater material is very easy to work with, stretchy & forgiving!
We can’t wait to see T. in her new skirt. We’ll update and let you know what she thinks when we hear from her. Hopefully we can get a picture or two for you too!
Leave us a comment and let us know about your favorite sweater skirt!
Make it beautiful,