Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Skirt to Top Refashion

I saw this tutorial the other day and thought it was one of the coolest, easy refashions that I've seen in a while. It's basically taking an old wool skirt, turn it upside down, add a couple of seams, a couple of cuts for armholes, and you have a warm and cozy top:



The original post is in French (which I unfortunately do not speak) but she also provides some general instructions in English. I would definitely make this one again - the only thing I would do differently is unpick the bottom hem of the skirt before I sewed it together to reduce a little of the bulkiness, but really it's not bad as is.

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I will definitely be trying this. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. beautiful sewing! Thank you very much for referring to my blog .. I put a photo of your pretty top on my blog;-)

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  4. very nice idea - I like both the original and yours. And it seems like you inspired the creator of the tuturial to try another top from a skirt like yours ;)

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  5. I love it! a great layering piece for sure!

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  6. I'm in love with this top! I recycle wool and this is the coolest idea! As soon as I hot the thrift store I'll blog about it and link back to you! Beautiful!

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  7. Very nice! I remember seeing the other one and thinking how creative it was (though I don't speak French either :-P). It's fun to see another version and get an idea for the variety of what you can do with that idea.

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  8. I love it and would love if you entered my linky party at http://tinyurl.com/upcycled31 if you have any more recycled/upcycled projects please link them up and let your friends know. I am trying to reach 100 upcycled projects this week and I would really appreciate you help!

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  9. Beautiful. I love it. Trés belle reconstruction. Have a good day. Isabelle

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  10. What a great idea! If only I could sew... I love the necklace too (found you via Jewelscapes)

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  11. Wow! Super cute - found you at Jewelscapes :)

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  12. Love this idea - and the skirt you chose looks great! I'll have to see if I have any skirts I don't want or wear anymore... or go thrift shopping for one.

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  13. Hi Jennifer, stumbled across your blog and love your refashioning ideas.

    I started on something similar just last month but mine is short sleeved (as I live on the Equator) and I've added lace.

    http://greenissuessingapore.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-skirt-under-reconstruction.html

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  14. Hehh, that's something I just thought about doing before saw this. Love this idea ^_^ And that kind of tops are sooo comfortable . x

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  15. Good idea¡, I have a long square skirt out of fashion and I'm going to try this :)
    http://www.mimarte-complementos.es

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