1.17.2013

Sweater refashion - DIY skirt

**hello to all stopping by from Studio 5 today** 


Supplies:
sweater
wide elastic (2" or 3" in the color desired) 
Sewing machine, scissors & pins

Find that sweater you like that isn't too boxy in shape (if it is boxy you may want to take in 1 side a bit to make it more fitted)

Determine the length you want your skirt to be and cut the body of the sweater to that length or cut the sweater at the underarm area.


 Measure your waist and cut your elastic to that length. Overlap the ends of the elastic about 1/2" and sew a zigzag stitch over the ends. Now your waistband is ready to attach the sweater to it.


Slide the elastic over the top of the sweater - the cut end. Position the part of the waistband that is sewn in the middle of the back and pin to the sweater overlapping it about 1/2". Pin the front middle and the 2 sides. Then work between the 4 pins adding other pins to attach all of the sweater.


Sew to attach the sweater to the elastic. If your sweater is wider than the elastic loop pull the elastic as your sew it. This will naturally gather it a bit. Super easy and fast! 



See other photos of "how I wore" this skirt 1 day

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20 comments:

  1. I love it. Can't wait to try it. Visiting from Fireflies and Jellybeans.

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    1. Thanks Callie! send me a pic! I'd love to see yours ;)

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  2. Your sweater skirt looks very cute on you! I'm going to have to make one for myself. :)

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    1. GREAT!!! I'm making a second one for my daughter :) send me a finished pic please!

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    1. Thanks Diana! it was fun to create!

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  4. Truly inspirational. I'm on the lookout for a really large sweater to copy this one.

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    1. awesome!!! have fun with the hunt and share a pic when your skirt is finished :)

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  5. Super Cute, Megan!! But what are you going to do when all that pretty white snow is gone? Your photos have been Gorgeous!!
    XO
    Angelina

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    1. ha ha ;) it's does make for a great blank canvas :)

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  6. Very cute! Looks easy to make, too. :)

    ahumblebumble.blogspot.com

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  7. Cute skirt! I like that you could wear it different ways too.

    I'd love if you shared this project at my Show & Tell party this week! http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/01/show-tell-9.html

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  8. Have a shirt thats going to be a skirt and then more often worn I hope! Check out on koorvapuustini.blogspot.fi in a few days to see it! Thanks for the idea!

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    1. Fabulous Sandra! thanks for the link! I'll be stopping by :)

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  9. I love refashioning things into a totally different function! great job on this. you would never tell it was not orig a skirt :)



    The House of Shoes

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  10. Love it! That is super easy. What stitch did you use? I am kind ify with sewing stretch material. It scares me actualy.

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  11. So cute! I love it with the bright tights, too!

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  12. Made it!! Thank you very much!
    Look at my new skirt here at korvapuustini.blogspot.com

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  13. Cute tutorial! Love the skirt!

    xo
    Caroline

    lovecarolineblog.blogspot.com

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