Today’s refashion was fun, fun, fun from start to finish! Some Mommy & Me skirts are too cutsie (in our opinion) but today, we show you our version. It’s cheap, easy, and fast! One day I was haunting the skirt section at Goodwill and found this brown skirt for $2.00.
Not too bad!
I liked the skirt with the asymmetrical lines a lot, but the length, well…not so much! It was what my sister and I called “yuck” length when we were teenagers. So I put it in my cart and kept shopping. Low and behold, a few sizes away was this cutie, just what I needed to complete my refashion! Add to the cart for $2.00 more!
Keep in mind as you are viewing this skirt that I forgot to take a before picture *before* I started and what you are seeing is the final products pieced back together.
So here’s what I did:
Step 1: Measured the bottom of the brown skirt. Found that measurement on the embroidered tan skirt, and cut away.
Step 2: Sewed the bottom of the tan skirt to the bottom of the brown skirt.
Done with that skirt!
Much better length, just perfect for some fall frolicin’
But as I was finishing, Annie ran up to me and squealed, “Oooooh cute, Mommy, is it for me?” Well……no! But I started looking at the top of the tan skirt that was left over and thinking! So I decided to see if I could whip up something for Annie!
Step 3: Took the top of the leftover tan skirt and threaded elastic in the waist to cinch it down to Annie’s size!
Step 4: Sewed on a brown ruffle that was in my mending pile from another skirt that we got…somewhere!
Hey there cutie pie!
So there you have it! What a fun little project. Annie was so pleased and asks at every possible occasion, “Can we wear Our Skirts?” How rewarding to sew for someone who stands at your elbow when you are sewing and thinks whatever you do is amazing!
You can see from Annie’s face how excited she is about this refashion!
I love how the skirts are matching, but not cloyingly identical!
Total Time: 30 minutes
Total Cost: $4
Talent Level: Beginner Seamstress (if you already have a pre-made ruffle! If you have to make your own ruffle and you are a beginner, just google “ruffle tutorial” and you’re good to go!)
Jumping for joy about these skirts!
What do you think? Have you ever made Mommy & Me skirts? Send us some pictures!
Okay, now it’s your turn to do some work! Vote in the poll and let us know your innermost skirt thoughts in the comment section!
Make it beautiful,