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From Frumpy to Fantastic: How to make a knitted top into a s...

Added Jun 20, 2011

by froggypondd

Hamilton, New Ze...






I discovered this fantastic material in the form of a shirt at the op shop – although I loved the design, I didn’t really think I’d wear it as a top. So in my first attempts at making a top into a skirt, I think I did pretty well. I took some photos as I went along so I’ve made a ‘How To’ for anyone else wanting to make a top into a skirt.

Material Notes

One knit/jersey top, some ribbing, elastic and thread.




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Mod, Rock

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    Nov 8, 2011, 03.22 PMby chased-away

    Lovely… you have a great sense of style.

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    Jun 23, 2011, 02.15 AMby macapili

    Nice !! .. much better ;)

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    Jun 22, 2011, 02.46 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    Very Missoni…Although the top isn’t half bad, but the fit doesn’t appear great. The skirt is darling. I see fabric like this quite often at my local shop, Vogue Fabrics. I even have some in my stash. Now I need to break out the sewing machine (but it’s too warm to sew) and make a like a Mad Woman and sew some new clothes. I keep wearing the same stuff over and over.

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      Jun 23, 2011, 03.06 AMby froggypondd

      I’m home for the holidays so I don’t have all the clothes I want with me so I just borrowed one of her singlets and we have a significantly different bust size (assuming that’s what you mean about the top)…
      I have some material similar to this but in white and green which I bought from an emporium. It’s winter here so a good excuse to sew :)

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    Jun 22, 2011, 02.33 PMby dyrhave

    Very cute!

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    Jun 21, 2011, 07.45 AMby nikkishell

    Very Missoni ;) looks great.

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      Jun 21, 2011, 07.54 AMby froggypondd

      I will admit – I did have to google them… But yes! I see what you mean! Thanks

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    Jun 20, 2011, 03.00 PMby threadsquare

    I love this as a skirt! Nicely don.

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    Jun 20, 2011, 12.16 PMby secondbedroom

    Great refashion! The pattern is definitely better as a skirt.

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    Jun 20, 2011, 09.58 AMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Works really well as a skirt, well done.

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    Jun 20, 2011, 08.22 AMby freakusbzzz

    Looks fab as a skirt.

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