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my upcycled outfit

Added Aug 29, 2011

by kelerabeus

Beograd, Serbia






This summer I was very much into upcycling old clothes! Back home, my mom have attic full of bags of her old clothes and ours hand-me-downs from older cousins. Digging through this at-home-flea-market I came across a pair of pantskirt I was wearing as a teenager (!!!). They were kinda popular here back in the 90’s, and this particular pair was passed down to me from my older sister. Jeez, was I looking ridiculous :) Anyhow, as I was putting them on I immediately knew that I want to turn ‘em into a tiered skirt. The fabric is so nice and flowy, it moves beautifully and it’s ideal for twirling!

I also made a t-shirt, don’t have a before picture but it was a basic cotton tee. I chopped off the sleeves and the collar, to make a more open neckline. Then I made this ruffled sleeves from some matching cotton jersey, and attached an lace application around the neckline.

All in all, I think they turned out cute? Plus It’s always nice to have a few more separates! Hope you like it :)

Material Notes

Pair of old pantskirt, old t-shirt, lace application and cotton jersey for the sleeves.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Bohemian, Romantic

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    Feb 14, 2012, 04.59 AMby Vanessa Leigh

    ReFashioning is my favorite thing. Great job doll!

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    Dec 25, 2011, 02.09 PMby bernieandi

    Love it! The whole outfit is super cute! Hard to believe this stuff was outdated clothing

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    Aug 31, 2011, 02.24 AMby pink-cornelia

    love the skirt! the whole outfit is so cute.

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    Aug 30, 2011, 11.12 AMby Dee Durrant

    I love both of these! Well done!

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    Aug 29, 2011, 09.19 PMby madebymeg

    i like the layers!

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      Aug 30, 2011, 08.04 AMby kelerabeus

      Thanks! They’re just fun to wear, especially on a breezy day :)

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    Aug 29, 2011, 08.31 PMby raving

    I love the ruffle sleeves, an adorable outfit!

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      Aug 30, 2011, 08.11 AMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! I had a blast trying to make both sleeves look the same :)

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    Aug 29, 2011, 08.01 PMby stephanieu

    SO cute. I love it.

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    Aug 29, 2011, 06.49 PMby baka-pepica

    really nice

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      Aug 30, 2011, 08.12 AMby kelerabeus

      Hvala ti, drago mi je da se dopada :)

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    Aug 29, 2011, 03.35 PMby ilksen bahşi

    very good. I like

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