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Skirt into a top - finished!

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So, after all the cutting in my last post, I have finally finished reconstructing my old skirt into a top! 

Before......




The 2 pentagons trapezoid (bad math skills) sewn right sides together
up until the yellow mark.
The skirt is now upside down - bottom of skirt is now at top.
I measured my arm hole, divided it by 2.
Took this measurement and marked it from the top.

With the bottom of the skirt now at the top,
it sits nicely on my shoulders!
I used hooks & eyes to hold the top together at the top.

I also added the elasticated waist band to the top
at the bottom (what was originally the top of the skirt)

I think it goes well with jeans, and
maybe good enough for work!  

I was thinking if I had bought a teal coloured lace instead, 
it would look great!


Update - crafters in colder climates can go for a long sleeved version. Check out mytwobutterflies! She has used a more flowy and woolly skirt compared to my pencil shaped skirt. 
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  1. Oh! I love this!! I'm a sucker for anything with lace. I may have to try this when the weather here warms up a bit. Thanks for sending me the link. Jennifer

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  2. Thanks, Jen! I love lace too - gives a different look to the whole garment :-)

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  3. What on earth!! That is SO clever and cute! :-) Visiting you from Wandering Wednesday.

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  4. Thanks so much for your comment! :-)

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  5. That is LOVELY! Great refashion!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  6. I love this top! It looks beautiful!

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  7. @Jill and Allie, thank you for your lovely comments!

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  8. O u make things so easy to understand thank u love ur top it is so pretty and cute. Great tutorial.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer! Happy to know that it's easy to understand :-)

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  9. I love using recycled skirts as shirts too. The buttons/buttonholes are already there, so you don't have the hassle of trying to make them yourself. And the amount of material is fantastic. I always try to get the largest sizes, and any color/print that catches my eye. Love, love this! It makes me "Happy" (don't know haw else to describe it). Your shoulder treatment is quite intriguing, never thought of using hooks/eyes there, even thought I've seen it on waistbands.

    LOVE THIS so much! Thank you for your inspiration.

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    1. Thank you for coming over to Green Issues! Happy to know that it has inspired you - hope to see your version :-)

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    1. Thank you for such a sweet comment :-)

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  11. I would never have thought this used to be a skirt in it's previous life!

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  12. so creative, nice new ideas for refashion...

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