Monday, May 23, 2011

Ten Minute Top...From A Skirt!

These days we are becoming more and more inspired to expand our summer wardrobe. Being on a budget means we are looking to more creative solutions to do this! Having seen this project on Recycled Fashion, we knew it was just what we were looking for. And it seriously takes 10 minutes or less to make! Maggie happened to have a long, boring skirt that was not her style and just taking up space in the closet, and was excited to give it new life!

What You Need:
  • a long skirt with slits up the sides (ours didn't have any, so we did a little seam-ripping and quickly made some!)
  • pins
  • sewing machine or needle and thread

First, put on your skirt and twist it around so the slits are no longer at your sides but go front to back.The leopard print slippers really complete outfit!

Then grab the corners of the slits and lift the skirt up to your shoulders so it's inside out. Then pin the corners of the front slit to the corners of the back slit to make sleeves. You can pin as much or as little as you'd like, depending on how much of a sleeve you like or how deep of a v-neck you want (we decided to make ours more of a tank top).

Once it's pinned, take off your new top and sew along your pins.

Then turn it right side out, try it on, (tucking under the waistband) and enjoy how cute your thriftiness can be! The best part about this skirt (aside form it being cheap, quick, and easy) is that if you ever decide to turn it back into a skirt, all you have to do is remove a few stitches. But with it being so cute, we think we'll keep ours as a top!
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  1. I. LOVE. THIS. Never would have thought of it!!

    The Lazy Mom wuz here.

  2. Very cool! I wouldn't have thought to turn it upside down. Very thrifty and cute to boot!

  3. Oh wow! I guess there is a thrift store visit in order..... very cute.

  4. Pretty much ObSESSING about this! Ready to make like 10 of these this weekend! Love it! Found you thru the linky party! xox!

  5. FANTASTIC!! Now I want to go search my closet for slit skirts I never wear!! Thank you for the great idea!! :)