Today’s sailor skirt upcycle/remake (It sorely needed remaking) before was a bit… odd.
It was this dress, belonging to who knows what poor child in some olden day. As you can see from the picture, I was totally grossed out and embarrassed that I had to model this awful dress. In addition to being extremely ugly, it had this sailor collar thing with a (NON-MATCHING) pink flower detail in one corner. Alsooooo, it did not even begin to button up in the back.
Soooo, yeah. I actually pulled this out of our box of costumes, and I was not even sure that anything could be done with it. This dress might still be a costume if I hadn’t gotten an idea. A supercalifragilistic… you get it! Sailor skirt upcycle time!
Anyway, here’s my process.
Step 1: Cut off the top of the dress, just above the waistband.
Step 2: Apply fray stop to cut off fabric.
I know!!!! How easy was that! Not a stitch was sewn, and the after item is this cute, light gray pinstripe pleated mini skirt! I also love how the bows on either side look.
To model the after look, I wore this skirt with a white button-down under a ¾ length sweater, black tights, and black lace-up shoes. It reminds me a little bit of a schoolgirl skirt with the pleats.
We are putting this skirt up on Etsy here, and just so you’re warned, it has no stretch in the waist, so it is a woman’s extra small, or a girl’s 14-16. The size can be slightly regulated by how tight you tie the bows on each side. Well, we hope you liked this remake as much as we did. Leave us a comment telling me what you think of my job.
Always be Exciting,