If you read this weekend's post, you know that I went to some garage sales on Saturday with the girls and finally started sewing a few things for myself. I feel so much less pressure when something is a refashion-- because I'm not putting $$$ of fabric at risk! Case in point:
I bought this Tommy Hilfiger 100% silk skirt at a garage sale for 75 cents. It still had the tags on-- it was originally $120! In the past I would have overlooked it, being several sizes too big for me and not a great cut:
This time, though, I knew I could somehow make it great. I remembered seeing a blog post not too long ago that featured a skirt-to-top refashion, and sure enough I found this tutorial lickety split through Google. (It's in french. Put the blog address into google translate and you can read any blog, in its original format, in your chosen language. Amazing.)
The basic idea is to flip the skirt upside down so the waistband of the skirt becomes the waistband of the top. (I know, weird, right?) I'll give you a quick step-by-step, but here is the after:
I have been pinning all sorts of stripes and chevron patterns to my Pinterest board recently, so this fits right in! It's sort of a sassy top-- quite loose fitting, slides off the shoulder sometimes, so I'm wearing a cami underneath.
Here's the back:
There's the zipper peaking out the bottom. Rather than cut out armholes, I just created fold over peekaboo sleeves:
I made up a quick pictorial of how I made this top, just in case you want to give it a shot! Feel free to take this image and adapt it to your liking. Link me up if you make a skirt top of your own. :)
Hubby took the photos again this time-- he always makes me laugh. A husband should always make you laugh.