We picked up this little black & white floral number at a thrift store for $2.00. It was cute on its own, but when Aria tried it on she felt it was rather pathetic! See this post for a reminder on why she and her legs don’t like above-the-knee skirts! But she loved the fit of the super wide elastic waistband, and wanted us to expand it into something she loved! Time for a thrift store skirt refashion!
Step 1: Aria’s favorite color is purple, and she saw a hint of that in this skirt and wanted to really bring it out, so we kept that in mind. First we added an eyelet layer leftover from a white tiered skirt.
Step 2: From my fabric stash, we found a black fabric embroidered with purple designs, so we cut out a strip and sewed it to the bottom of the white eyelet layer.
Step 3: We had an old dressing table skirt in just the exact shade of light purple we needed, and cut out a strip, sewed it on taking tucks as we went to ease the fullness.
Step 4: Sewed on some black lace leftover from a bridesmaid dress sewing project!
Step 5: Added 2 lines of light purple lace that we picked up at a different thrift store that happened to be our exact shade! We got a whole bag of lace scraps for $1.50!
What do you think of it now? Aria loves it for sure!
This skirt was really full to begin with and adding the extra layers made it positively twirl worthy!
Total Time: 2 hours
Total Cost: $3.50
Talent level: Intermediate seamstress
With this refashion, we wanted to show you how you can use other fabrics that are unusable and breathe new life into them, not just skirts!
So what do you think? Did you prefer the pathetic before or the purple perfection after? Vote in the poll, and let us know your thoughts in the comment section!