Sunday, 11 September 2011



After rooting through my overcrowded wardrobe (so overcrowded in fact, things are bursting out of it) I came across this top I hadn't worn in years - literally its age 12... I absolutely adore this dusty pink colour and chiffony-type material is my favourite so I obviously, since the recent purchase of my sewing machine, had to upcycle this baby!

I unpicked the odd flower attachment thing (my fashion opinions have changed since i was twelve, surprisingly!) and cut along the seam between the top part and the bottom part of the top (try saying that quickly 10 times...).

I re-sewed the seam of the skirt and added a gorgeous crochet/lace finish at the top of the skirt. I'm obsessed with this at the moment - I've brought about 10 metres worth! I also re-did the fastening of the skirt with press-studs.


And finitoooo, we have a chiffon-ish, dusty pink skirt!

Thanks muchly for reading, I really hope this encourages you to take something old and make it new and all at a teeny-tiny price!


Rachael said...

brilliant job! It does look so much better as a skirt, especially with the crochet edging!

Chrysa said...

I felt really sorry for that top when I first saw it, but you did a great job! I love your hair:)

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Essie said...

wow! i feel inspired! :) might try this out instead of just throwing away my old clothes! x

Leigh Hazel Painter said...

i love projects like this, especially when it seems such a shame to throw out clothes you once wore.

great job!

leigh xo

Vanessa Lu said...

love the final look!

Babe Jane said...

great DIY! :)

Faye H said...

Thanks for all your lovely comments, glad that some of you feel inspired!
faye xo

Lizzie Evans said...

Make me one!

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peachesandnothing said...

You could make money from that!x

are you dressing up or dressing down said...

Sweet idea, what a fab result.

Helen, x

hausofchic said...

Wow! Grat dyi!!

Daisy said...

You did a really great job! What a good idea. I love customising clothes. I'm always taking up the hems of dresses and once when my trusty leather jacket ripped underneath the arm I dared to cut the sleeves off! Thankfully it turned out fine! I love your hair. Would love to follow each other. Following you n bloglovin xx

Back to Front said...

Love this diy! It's so good when you can reinvent something and not have it lying there unworn x

KH said...

I love every your DIY project! Amazing blog! I followed ;)