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American Eagle Denim Mini Refashion – Asymmetrical to Ace! Ace! Ace!

mullet skirt refashion

We are so excited about today’s skirt!  We’ve sort of combined a refashion and a copycat skirt!  So hold on to your skirt…here we go!  We started with a denim mini (one of our favorite places to start.)

American Eagle denim mini

This one is an American Eagle with some teal-ish green accent stitching, perfect for what we had in mind.  We picked it up from Shelly’s Boutique for $2.64 (thank you Shelly!)

 asymmetrical green floral skirt

Next we found an asymmetrical skirt in a green floral print.  It was in good shape, but asymmetrical is not in anymore.  But mullet skirts (also known as hi-low skirts) are definitely the trend.  It’s a brand Twenty One and we picked it up at Goodwill for $1.25!

Refashion, here we come!

Step 1: Cut off self-fabric belt ties, save these for later!

Step 2: Pin Twenty One skirt to bottom of American Eagle denim mini, lining up the dip at the back.

Step 3: Sew around hem of American Eagle denim mini on the outside.

Step 4: Cut off extra material inside skirts, about 1/2 inch above stitching line.

Step 5:  Sew another row of stitching around hem of American Eagle denim mini for extra support.  We used teal-ish green thread for these last two steps, matching the already decorative stitching on the American Eagle denim mini.

Step 6: Sew self-fabric belt ties (from step 1) together, to make a cute belt for skirt.

american eagle denim mini refashion

That’s it!  What do you think?  We are so incredibly happy about this skirt!  We took it from an outdated asymmetrical shape to a total Ace! (as we used to say in volleyball.)

 mullet skirt tutorial

We love the droop down effect in the back created by both the skirt hem and the former asymmetrical shape of the skirt!  Also see the matching stitching?

mullet skirt refashion

Total Time: 40 minutes

Total Cost: $3.89

Talent Level: Beginner Seamstress

 American Eagle denim mini to mullet skirt refashion

Well, now it’s your turn to vote and show us what you think of this skirt!  And because we are so very, very pleased with the outcome of this skirt, we’ve decided to offer it to you on ETSY!

You choose: Asymmetrical or Ace! Ace! Ace!

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American Eagle Mini Refashion – Pinstriped to Pristine!

On this skirt remake, I started with a pinstripe American Eagle mini skirt from Salvation army for $4.99,

Pinstriped and pretty!
Pinstriped and pretty!

and a checkered Max brand skirt for $1.25 from Goodwill.  The pinstripe skirt had a faded dirty pink ribbon belt that was literally crumbling at the touch.  The Max brand skirt was too short (sorry, I didn’t get a picture)

#1. I pinned the checkered skirt to the bottom of the pinstriped skirt.

#2. I sewed the skirts together.

#3. I cut off the top of the Max plaid skirt for later use…it’s got some really cute button and embroidery lines, so keep an eye out for it!

#4. I formed a renewed ribbon belt with vintage buckles.  We added Velcro to the back side of the ribbon, so it’s adjustable!

Perky skirt for fall!
Perky skirt for fall!

Wow!  I love it now! The sober pinstripe pattern looks good paired with the exuberant checkered pattern. I paired this with a flower-patterned shirt.

Total Time: 20 min.

Talent Level: Intermediate

Total Cost $6.24

Turning heads!
Turning heads!

If you feel like you cannot live without this cutie, we know how you feel, and we’ve listed it on Etsy for you!

What do you think? Pinstriped American Eagle before or Pristine after?

You choose!
You choose!

Vote in the poll to let us know what you think and leave your comment love for us below!

Pinstriped before or Pristine after? You decide!

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American Eagle Mini Skirt Ragged to Ravishing!

For this fantastic skirt fix, we started with 2 pieces that had a lot of potential, but didn’t work on their own.  First off, there was the American Eagle green mini skirt.  It was in great shape except for the hem, which had seen better days.  We paid $2.50 for it.

green mini before
Used to be really cute, I’m sure!

The next item we chose was a fun, bright skirt.  The greens in the skirt were the same exact color as the green mini.  The problem?  A few sizes too large!  We paid $2.50.

blue florals before
Just a smidge too big?


So here’s what we did:

Step 1: Detach bottom 1/2 of pockets from green mini.

Step 2: Remove ragged hem portion from green mini.

Step 3: Measure bottom width of remaining top piece of green mini.

Step 4: Find same measurement across width of blue floral skirt.

Step 5: Trim off top of blue floral skirt.

Step 6: Sew top of green mini and bottom of blue floral skirts together.

Step 7: Reattach bottom 1/2 of pockets to blue floral skirt.

 blue florals after 1

Total Cost: $5

Total Time: 30 minutes

Talent Level: Beginner Level

blue florals after 2
Fun pockets on the back!

Your turn!  What do you think?  Do you like the before or after better?  Vote in the poll and leave your thoughts on your choice below.


What do you think? Ragged or Ravishing?

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