This is project comes in at a close 2nd behind the sock monkey for my favorite so far. I’m loving this 30 days of repurposing project…although, if you follow my on facebook or twitter, you know that I was sewing like crazy the other night and sewed through my pointer finger. That did not feel good.
On to project #7:
Today I’ll be showing you how I made this simple high waisted skirt from a vintage one I found at the thrift store.
Here is the skirt before
It caught my eye at the thrift store because I loved the houndstooth fabric, the vintage little buttons and the simple a-line cut. However, it needed a little bit of updating to make it more current. I’m guessing it’s from the 70’s?
I simple cut off the bottom 5 inches (it was an awkward length which was not flattering at all!)
Because of the circular shape of the skirt, I did not just cut straight across with the rotary cutter. I actually measured 5 inches from the bottom all the way around, marked it with pins and then cut so that the bottom hem will still be curved.
Next, I took the piece of cut fabric, trimmed it down to about 4 inches and serged all the way around. You could zig zag stitch if you don’t have a serger.
I turned under the ends and topstitched all the way around, very close to the edge. I also angled the ends.
I left the tails of the sash to hang down so that it can be tied. Also, now the button is hidden beneath the sash.
And project complete! Now you have a updated vintage skirt perfect for fall! I paired it with brown tights and yellow flats. Boots would be cute as well!
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