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Day 225: Hippie Skirt to Batwing Cover up Refashion

Day 226: Art Dec-oh! Dress
Day 224: Annie Dress

When I found this big skirt in a bag of refashionables gifted to me from Revente’s Last Call, I got really excited!

skirt to batwing coverup before
I hide my excitement really well.   🙂

The print is lovely, but I’m thinking today needed to be a jeans day! 

Not to worry…I knew just what I’d need to do to turn this baggy skirt into an exotic Batwing Cover up/Cape Thing.  🙂

First, I turned my skirt inside-out and pinned a line right under the elastic waistband.

pinning skirt
Pinning right along…

Then, I sewed it right up!

sewing skirt waist
Whirrrrrr!

I turned the skirt right side out, and put it on my dress form. 

I played with it a bit…figuring out exactly where I wanted the sleeves to be, and how long I wanted them to be as well.

skirt draped on dress form
Hmmmmnnn…

Once I had the sleeves figured out and pinned, I ran them through my machine.

sewing arm hole
Winging it!

Now my DIY Batwing Cover up/Cape Thing is ready to step out into the world!

skirt to batwing top after
Capetastic!
skirt to batwing top after in front of graffitti
Watch out for that wind!

I wore my Cover up/Cape Thing to Cafe Strudel, where I enjoyed a big tasty plate of hash browns!

refashionista at brunch
NOM!

Cheers!

skirt to batwing coverup before and after
Day 226: Art Dec-oh! Dress
Day 224: Annie Dress

10 thoughts on “Day 225: Hippie Skirt to Batwing Cover up Refashion”

  1. Great idea for the waist band. That makes sense now. After I pinned it up I wondered if that would just be excess in the back. Thanks for the info. BTW: Love your blog.

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