Skirt is Shirt

My Drapey Halter Top
A Denim Skirt (Why didn’t I have one of these already???)

Recently, I invested in a new dress form!  I can’t believe I’ve gone so long without one.  It’s like having a clone I can use to try on things, experiment with drape, and pin!  I haven’t decided on a name for her yet.  :)

I decided to use her to refashion this skirt.

It's a skirt!

Now, this is a perfectly nice skirt.  Sadly, it’s too small for me (a size 0…crazy!), plus it has a couple of small stains on the waistband that I couldn’t get out in the wash.  Happily, it was a freebie!

I decided to turn this skirt into a top.  First, I cut out the lining.

Cut. It. Out.

Then, I put it on my dress form upside-down and pinned it where I wanted the neckline and arm holes to be.


Then, I ran it through my machine to make my sleeve-ish things.  :)


Now I have a fun, blousy top made of oh-so-very-soft silk.  You can’t even see the small stains due to the way my top drapes.  :)


My new top pairs well with Vinho Verde!

Check out my wingspan!

I headed out with my fella to celebrate a very special guy’s birthday.  :)

Happy Birthday, J.J./Boombox Guy!!!! :)

J & J!

Ah, Love!

It's Sam!

It's Alex!


My Drapey Halter Top
A Denim Skirt (Why didn’t I have one of these already???)

7 Comments on Skirt is Shirt

  1. Wendy in Portland
    June 23, 2011 at 12:58 pm (4 years ago)

    This is Brilliant! What a creative idea. I had given up on trying to refashion an couple of dresses because the waists are too small-but I could do this with the skirt part. Fab! Can’t quite figure out if you put the skirt on the form upside down or right side up?

  2. ReFashionista
    June 23, 2011 at 1:22 pm (4 years ago)

    Thanks Wendy! I just turned the whole thing upside-down. This took about 10 minutes. :)

  3. Sally
    June 23, 2011 at 2:23 pm (4 years ago)

    Great idea for skirt refashion to a top! I’m totally going to rip this off ;-)
    I notice there’s a seam down the front of the top, it is because that’s actually the back of the skirt?
    Looks great, especially with the wine, haha…

    • ReFashionista
      June 23, 2011 at 2:31 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank ya! That’s actually still the front of the skirt. The back has a zipper. The skirt had seams on the front, back, and sides. That’s the one thing I don’t like about this as a top.

  4. Mairi
    June 23, 2011 at 7:23 pm (4 years ago)

    You really are amazing! My hat off to you!

  5. dapperdolly
    September 3, 2011 at 1:06 pm (4 years ago)

    I think this is my favourite so far, gorgeous to start with and gorgeous to finish.


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