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DIY Sweater Skirt from Sweater Dress

'80s Blouse to Vest Refashion
Black (And Yellow) Friday Dress

Hey guys (but probably mostly gals)!  Remember this frumpy sweater dress?

Refashionista DIY Sweater Skirt from Sweater Dress before
Remember me?

Come on!  This wasn’t that long ago!

Some may remember how I turned the top of this sweater dress into a sweater with modern ribbon details.

Sweater Dress to Sweater refashion
Remember me?

I wasn’t lying when I said I had plans for that bottom leftover scrap!

cut off bottom of dress
Douglas wasn’t much help, I’m afraid.

Let’s turn the bottom of this sweater dress into a skirt!

Bottom scrap from sweater dress to sweater refashion
You see, there is a master plan for you!

This is a pretty simple one, folks.  This scrap obviously wants to be a cute skirt.  As I don’t have many skirts, this is what I want for it too.

I started pinning that top edge down, creating a casing.

pinning casing on top of skirt
Pinnery!

Then, I stitched it down, making sure to leave enough space to thread some elastic through.

sewing casing on skirt
Dude…clean your sewing table. :/

I grabbed a scrap of elastic salvaged from an old fitted bed sheet (every scrap is sacred!) and threaded it through.

adding elastic to skirt casing
In ya go!

Then, I stitched it together.

sewing ends of elastic together
mini-whirrrrr!

And that’s all it took to turn that sweater dress into a totally no-waste refashion!  

Huzzah!

I paired my new skirt with my favorite tee (ethically made) and a refashed cardi.

DIY Sweater Skirt from Sweater Dress after
It’s alight. πŸ™‚

I’ve been a bit down lately, so I thought channeling Julia Child was worth a go!

DIY Sweater Skirt from Sweater Dress after
What Would Julia Do?
DIY Sweater Skirt from Sweater Dress after closeup
Closeup!

I’ve been making a lot of recipes from her masterpiece, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, realizing I’m not hungry, and then freezing my creations or giving them away.  

At least I’m keeping busy?

Cheers!

DIY Sweater Skirt Before and After
DIY Sweater Skirt and Sweater from sweater dress
'80s Blouse to Vest Refashion
Black (And Yellow) Friday Dress

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