This week’s Reader ReFash comes from Danielle!
I found this skirt that used to belong to my mother, she passed away last summer, and I am just now able to go through her clothes.
This skirt brought back some memories, but is clearly not wearable. I’m not one to hold on to things “ just because” but I really wanted to repurpose my mom’s skirt.
I love this. What a beautiful and meaningful reason to refashion!
I started by cutting the waistband off, and it became dramatically wider.
I cut it to be more narrow and created a new seam down the side.
I then cut armholes. Since I don’t have a serger, I just zig-zigged the new raw edges, folded down the very top and made a casing across the top.
I used the excess of the skirt to make a neck tie. The bottom of the skirt was already hemmed, so I used that as the ends.
And voila! Added a little clip-on flower and now mom’s skirt is my shirt! What a wonderful memorial.
Well done, Danielle! :) This is a terrific skirt-to-top refashion that I’m definitely going to have to try!
Methinks your mom would be proud. :)