For today’s skirt refashion we started with 2 great skirts we thought we could improve on! First skirt, a linen Old Navy number.
It was just alright! It was a tad too big, and there was some cute embroidery around the bottom, which wasn’t working for Aria, but we are saving it for another refashion! We found this skirt at a thrift store for $1.50.
Next we picked up a little black floral skirt. Cute, but Aria has a secret to confess. She doesn’t like to wear short skirts because they show all the blemishes on her legs. She’s a bit of a tomboy, and has bumps, bruises, scabs, bug bites, scrapes, and so on to prove it! In photos, sometimes Allegra photo edits out these trophies for Aria, but in real life, no editing available! This skirt was on sale for $1.00 at a thrift store.
So here’s what we did:
Step 1: Cut off floral pattern from waistband leaving lining with waistband as the linen skirt already had a lining.
Step 2: Cut of overskirt only of blue linen skirt, leaving top 10 inches with and all the lining.
Step 3: Sewed black floral skirt to blue linen overskirt, right sides together.
Step 4: Turned skirt right side out and sewed decorative stitching near seam where the 2 skirts join to hold them in place better.
Step 5: Pinned and sewed on lace. This is a really great lace we found at a Trader Baker’s store for $7.99 for a humongous roll, so we’ll just add $1.00 to the price since we didn’t use anywhere near the whole thing! It is a triple strand of lace that has an ombre effect to it.
Step 6: Took a small tuck in each side of the waist as it was a little too big.
Isn’t that gorgeous now?
Aria is in love with this skirt, and we are in love with her in this skirt! We love the look of putting a straight skirt with a flared skirt for the mermaid look!
Total cost: $4.50
Total time: about 45 minutes
Talent Level: Beginner Seamstress
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