To go along with the refashion of a skirt that was way too big, here's a refashion of a skirt that was way too small!
This skirt jumped out at me from the rack at a local thrift shop. The colors! Orange and brown seem to be my favorites lately. Unfortunately, it was not only way too small, but also had a broken zipper. The thrift shop ladies refused to give me a discount due to the broken zip, but I bought it anyway. ($3 for a skirt that needs repairs...kind of a lot, no?)
My original plan was to cut it up the back and turn it into an apron. Notice how often the words "original plan" come up in my posts? I thought I'd use the fabric from an old brown pillowcase to make the ties, maybe add a pocket, and trim it out with orange piping and bias tape.
But that sounded like a lot of work for something I'd never use. An apron? For what? I don't cook.
Instead, I embarked on another skirt project. First I used a piece from Favorite Things Cute Skirts (V023) to cut panels from both the skirt and the pillowcase. After piecing them together (with a little piping to set off the print), I added the strip along the bottom for length. Then I turned to my old friend, New Look 6843, to finish it off.
I've seen people wear aprons over top of skirts as a fashion statement. I'm not quite that brave yet, but this has sort of the same effect.
The whole time I was working on this, I was thinking it needed some polka dots, so I bought the tiniest bit of fabric for the waistband! No one will ever see it, but it makes me happy just knowing it's there!