Saturday, September 15, 2012

Thrift Store Mash-up #2: DIY Skirt

So I found this handmade dress at Goodwill the other day and bought it thinking I would wear it...BUT then I tried it on again and thought that I probably shouldn't (for obvious reasons).  But I loved the skirt part and wanted to make it into a skirt.  Here's how I did it and you can too!

First I cut the skirt part off of the dress. EASY!

Then I got some elastic and measured how big I wanted it to be and cut it.

This next step is for those who want to put fabric over your elastic. I only did this because I didn't have white or black elastic. Don't do this step unless you want to!  This took the most time out of the whole project.

First I cut the fabric from the top part of the dress to fit around my elastic.

Then I pinned the material onto the elastic.

Then started sewing it on the edges and down the middle for extra security.
Finished product

Then I sewed the elastic ends together to make a belt.

Then I decided what I wanted to be the center of my skirt and pinned it to the center of my elastic.  Then I sewed the skirt part (inside out) to the elastic (inside out).

                                 Then it's finished! It is seriously easy! And YOU can do it!!


  1. you get some SERIOUS props for this, good job on the skirt, looks great on you too! :)


  2. Thanks so much!!! It was super easy to make! I love your page and am definitely going to be back ! Do you ever have guest bloggers at Leroy Lime?!

    Thanks for checking D.M. out!


  3. I just discovered your blog! LOVE your DIY thrift store stuff!!! You should post more! I'm going to buy a sewing machine and get started right away! :D

    1. Aww thank you! I'm so glad you like it! And there definitely will be more posts on how to re-make items you find at a thrift store! Make sure to suscribe via e-mail so you don't miss a post!


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