It’s spring and time to get rid of all these sweaters you haven’t worn in years! Before you throw them away, why not try a quick refashion? This way having lived a long boring life in your closet your sweater might at least have a chance to lead a short exciting life as a skirt before it gets replaced by all the lovely summer dresses we can’t wait for.
I actually did this project weeks (months?) ago, when the weather was much colder, but somehow it took me ages to take some pictures of the finished skirt.
I got this sweater in a charity shop for 2 pounds. It’s 100% acrylic and not too comfy on the skin so I decided to make a skirt out of it.First, I got out my scissors and chop, chop! This is absolutely my favourite part! After this there’s no way back. In the beginning cutting garments apart was absolutely terrifying, now I thoroughly enjoy it. Hmm. What does this say about me?
Anyway, I cut off the top of the sweater (right under the sleeves as seen in the pic above) and experimented with the fabric on the dressform. I sort of had an idea in mind, but a great part of this project is improvised, really. Some things you have in mind might not work out, time to get creative!
Here’s the front in progress…
…and here the back:I used the collar to create a waistband. After everything was tucked and pinned into place, I used thick embroidery thread to baste all the layers together.I cut off the excess fabric, neatened the edges with a zigzag stitch and sewed everything together.Done! (Wowsa, that was quick!)I might add some elastic to the waistband as it easily stretches out of shape and widens a bit when I wear it (so it sits much lower than intended). I bit of elastic will hopefully fix this.
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17 thoughts on “Refashion It! Wool Sweater to Skirt”
I love the back waistband- very cute:)
Could have cut the sleeves off and left the sweater neck as it was. Then stitched the armholes like darts making side seams and you would have a maxi skirt and in less time. Then take the left over sleeves and fashion a cute cap to match your skirt.
ella dice que el sueter que compro en una tienda a bajo costo…le hace mal a la piel…un gorro como sugeris no creo que lo pueda usar.
Cool idea! I have an old knitted scarf that I’m planning on refashioning into a little jumper 🙂
That’s a cute idea, too!x
I love it especially back of your waistband.welldone
I like your blog, take care 🙂
Tolle Idee! So einfach und OmG – besser als einfach wegzuschmeißen! Danke für deine Inspiration
Comme c’est MOCHE !!!
Sono molto contenta farò anch’io delle gonne ho tanti maglioni grandi.Grazie per questa idea
I love it..you are so creative.
Felicidades!! te a quedado genial la falda. La parte de atras muy bien resuelta.
I love it I have a way of turning old stuff into another thing thanks
Me parece bien y bonita cómo quedó. A una chompa que tengo desde hace 25 años, solo le hice un corte en el frente para ponerle un cierre y sí que da miedo alterar una prenda, pero quedó muy bien .
I love it looks great