Added Aug 29, 2011
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 :)
Pair of old pantskirt, old t-shirt, lace application and cotton jersey for the sleeves.
What do you think of these summery styles?
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this step-by-step on sewing our wrapped and pleated mini skirt
Check out the debut of this lovely designer style pattern with angular pleats
Behind the seams with Marina von Koenig Part 1
Dreamy dresses, floral prints, and cute spring tops.
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