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Aqua Blue Skirt Remake – Languid to Lovely

Today we started with two skirts and combined them to make an awesome fashion statement.  The first skirt was a khaki mini skirt with rear zip pockets.  Nothing really wrong with it, except it was just a tad too loose in the waist.  We picked it up at a second hand store for $2.00.

Our next skirt was a cute aqua blue number.  This skirt had a very cute ribbon belt the same aqua color.  Great idea, but it looked a bit languid against all the background aqua.  Also we love the ribbon trim inlaid around the bottom of the skirt, but they just look like sort of an afterthought.  No poppin’…yet.  Again, cost $2.00.

Here was the process:

Step 1: Cut off bottom of aqua skirt at seam where bottom ruffles start.

Step 2: Pull out ribbon belt from waistband of aqua skirt.

Step 3: Sew ruffles to bottom of khaki mini skirt.  (These happened to be almost exactly the same measurements!)

Step 4: Thread ribbon belt into belt loops of khaki mini skirt.  This totally took in the extra width of the skirt, and it fits perfectly now!

Total Cost: $4.00

Total Time: 20 minutes

Talent Level: Beginner Seamstress

We just adore the way this turned out!  Aria has gotten so many compliments on this skirt.  The aqua bottom of the skirt is unlined, and so perfect for hot summer weather while maintaining the longer length she prefers.

Doesn’t the ribbon trim around the bottom just pop now too?

What do you think?
What do you think?

So now it’s your turn to chime in.  What do you think?  Do you prefer the languid before skirt or the lovely remake?  Vote in the poll and then leave your comment about why you chose that skirt.

Published by skirtfixation

Audrey, a mom of 9, sews and blogs at Skirt Fixation, your home for everything skirt related! There's lots of other sewing goodness too...after all can't leave the boys out of sewing adventures! She also designs and sells pattern through Project Run & Play.

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