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High-Waist Corduroy Skirt---Recycled

Added Mar 26, 2008

by nuiwida23

Portland, Maine,...






I thrifted this corduroy dress that was way too big, hoping to make it into something wearable. I am so excited about how it turned out! Its basically Nayantara’s “How To: Make a Quick Party Skirt” with only a few modifications, and obviously changing it to a high waist. I’m excited to use the upper half of the original dress to create a vest, most of the work there is done anyway!




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    Jan 16, 2010, 02.08 AMby magentaworstblood

    OMG, I really love this! I want to do it, the skirt, the sweater, the blouse xD And your haircut!! xDD Congratulations! <3

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    Aug 30, 2009, 06.45 PMby angelarose

    This is so cute ! I am in love with the color

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    Jul 1, 2009, 01.33 PMby lizzie225

    very cute skirt!! oh i love the whole outfit!! :)

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    Mar 30, 2009, 02.32 PMby tittabear

    i love the shape of this skirt…it’s lovely…

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    Jan 18, 2009, 09.46 AMby rizum

    I love this skirt it is soooo cute!

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    Dec 6, 2008, 11.07 AMby sugarcane-1

    hey this looks so good I decided to make one and looked up the party skirt tutorial. How wide is the waistband on yours?

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    Nov 17, 2008, 11.17 AMby jssca

    I love your outfit!

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    Oct 15, 2008, 03.25 PMby sewmuchhappy

    this is adorable. did you make the short-sleeved cardigan, too? if you did, a how-to would be fantastic!

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    Sep 16, 2008, 04.40 PMby prisspot

    i love the skirt and these pictures are GREAT!

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    Aug 20, 2008, 10.57 AMby borzoi

    Amazing. Looks gorgeos!

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    Aug 19, 2008, 10.45 PMby Angela Ashley Chiew

    Awesome vintage refashion!

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    Aug 19, 2008, 12.39 PMby anek

    uuh, wonderful! I was this skirt as your profilepic and wondered whether you made it yourself. the combination with the top and vest makes it look really casual and cute. great!

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    May 2, 2008, 05.50 PMby danne35

    it looks like one piece, its so cute!

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    Apr 15, 2008, 08.52 AMby whitetigerlily711

    this is adorable!

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    Apr 8, 2008, 03.56 PMby maya511

    that is FABULOUS. i need to browse the thrift store for dresses now…

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    Mar 30, 2008, 02.06 PMby linawillams

    i really want to learn how to make a high waist things,if any on could help me with it.

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    Mar 29, 2008, 04.34 AMby sushi

    Brilliant! Makes me wanna raid my wardrobe – I am sure there is plenty hidden there I could use for recycling. I love that high waist on your skirt!

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    Mar 28, 2008, 03.07 PMby antigone

    I love it! Red, recycled, and drop dead gorgeous—all of my favorite elements!

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    Mar 27, 2008, 11.25 AMby nuiwida23

    Thanks everyone! Its my first recycled project and I really appreciate the encouragement!

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    Mar 27, 2008, 10.15 AMby adgentry

    Looks great! Love the color.

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    Mar 27, 2008, 08.34 AMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    awesome recycle!

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    Mar 27, 2008, 03.59 AMby polychromatin

    Looks really good :) Can’t wait to see the vest!

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    Mar 26, 2008, 11.42 PMby escorpio

    Great transformation from dress to skirt. Good call on taking the before picture as well!

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    Mar 26, 2008, 08.27 PMby Lauren Fortgang

    Major fun!

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    Mar 26, 2008, 06.17 PMby shiba

    what a wonderful transformation!!!!

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    Mar 26, 2008, 06.07 PMby jessies

    this is so cute i love the transformation i really injoy when you can change things into new things so way to recycle i also like the waistline

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