Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Skirt Refashion

I've had a pile of clothes to refashion sitting on my sewing room floor for a few weeks now. I decided to finally make something with one of the items. I had this skirt that is about 4 sizes too big. (one of those after baby clothing items) I thought it would make a really cute skirt for my daughter. It was super easy to make and only took about 10 minutes. 
I already had the waist and length measurements written down. This is a great project to do when the kids are sleeping. 
 I folded the skirt over and cut it to the length I wanted. Remember to leave room for the waist band.  I used the existing hem line, which was nice.
After I cut the fabric it looked too wide. I folded two of the panels together and serged down the side. I would probably make the skirt 1 1/2 - 2 times the width of your child's waist.

Then I serged the top of the skirt and folded it over and sewed it. If you don't have a serger just fold it over twice. Remember to leave a space around 3 inches wide to insert the elastic.
I attached a safety pin to the end of my elastic to pull it through. Then I zig zag stitched the ends together, and sewed the opening closed. Now you have a beautiful skirt!
I love the embroidery and sequins on this skirt. It's much cuter on my daughter than me, I think! She loves it too!

It's a perfect summer skirt, it' just needs to be paired with a tee and some sandals. It was a little too windy the day we took picture for that. I can't wait till spring!


  1. So easy to do, but looks SO cute on your daughter!!! A great refashion!!!

  2. Hi Jen, I was not sure how you wanted me to contact you so I will post here. I printed off (from a Hello Kitty Cricut cart)a Hello Kitty and traced around it onto fleece. We created our own pattern. We did use a cabbadge patch kid dress pattern for the dreses. I just bought random packages of sequence and used craft glue with q-tips for the little girls to use. It was a lot of fun. My mom is a great seamstress so she was a huge help with this and went over and beyond on my idea. LOL...Gotta love moms! good luck if you decided to create these. The girls loved them and we had a great time at the party. I love to create themed parties and this one was probably my favorite!

    1. Thanks so much for the info! I know my little girls would LOVE it! What a great idea! Thanks for getting back with me and sharing : )


  3. Thanks for linking up, Jen...