Monday, September 3, 2012

Refashion a Skirt into a Shirt: Lime Green edition

Refashion a skirt into a shirt
After refashioning my blue ruffled skirt into a shirt, I scoured my closet to see what other skirts I could transform into tops.

This lime green baby had only been worn once because I didn't like where the hemline hit my calf. "You will be a shirt!", I said.





refashion a dress to a skirt or a skirt to a topWant to know a secret? This skirt actually used to be a dress (just like the blue skirt). So as the saying goes, 3rd time's a charm.








I took in the sides just a bit since it was pretty all around flowy. I didn't want to have a Marilyn Monroe moment when the wind blew, if you know what I mean.

sew an easy top by turning a skirt into a shirt


Love the drapy neckline
refashion shirt from a skirt



Want to turn your own skirt into a shirt?

Here are a couple of options:


| Basic guide for turning a skirt into a shirt |
Option 1


Basic guide to refashion a skirt into a shirt
That's how I did it.
But want another cool idea? 

One of my very smart readers suggested flipping the skirt upside down and turning the base hemline into the neckline (see guide below). Makes perfect sense!

| Basic guide for turning a skirt into a shirt |
Option 2

turn your skirt into a top by flipping it upside down
Unfortunately for me, I have a few skirts that no longer fit in the waist (hu hum), so this method won't work for me until I lose a few. Which, lets be honest, isn't going to happen. I keep those "special skirts" to cut up for other refashions. :)




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13 comments:

  1. i'm blown away everytime with your refashions. seriously??? did you graduate from FIDM?? You are so freakin talented.

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    1. hahahaha You are so sweet Emily. I'm just obsessed with refashioning things. Can't help myself! Hope you guys are enjoying your Labor Day! I'm guessing Jeremy isn't working. Hope you have fun!

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  2. very stylish skirt and i love this colour!

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    1. Thanks Julia! I love lime green too. Such a happy color. :)

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  3. This is such a pretty refashion. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/simple-anti-aging-moisturizer-and.html
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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    1. Hi Debi - thanks for stopping by and for the invite to your link party. I'll stop by and check it out!

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  4. Wow, you totally rock. This is amazing. I would want the shirt and the skirt. Super cute. I would love it if you could share this wonderful post at our What’s it Wednesday linky party. I hope you can join us.

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Paula! Thanks for your sweet comment. I'll check out your link party. Always looking for fun new place to share! xo

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  5. This is such a great idea, thanks for sharing!
    www.blissfulsewing.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by! I dropped by your blog and love your darling ruffled dress patterns. So cute!!

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  6. This turned out great, and it is so easy. I love when people repurpose things. Nice job!

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    1. Thanks Jenni! I can't help but look around the house and see what else I can re-purpose. It's addicting! :)

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  7. This is such a great refashion. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/reeses-smore-brownies-and-wednesdays.html
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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