Pleased with my stash-busting prowess of late, on my day off last week I reorganised my, now pleasingly depleted, fabric drawers. And it’s a good job I did, as I came across this little bargain I picked up in H and M in the sale last Summer. I was drawn to the fabric: a lovely mix of pinky/browny/grey butterflies. At just £3, despite the shapeless design, I knew it was worthy of an upcycling project and another skirt for my daughter seemed the obvious choice, as she was so pleased with the last one 🙂 I think the fabric was wasted on the original, it definitely shows it off more in skirt-form, at least to my eye anyway…
Using her measurements from last week’s project, but adding two extra inches to the length this time, I measured and cut out, retaining the original hem. I then simply added an elasticated waist and it was as simple as that. I love this on her, it suits her colouring so well and the jersey fabric is really comfy, yet practical. As you can see she was more than ready to do a spot more modelling for me…
She’s definitely the ‘clown’ in our family, who loves nothing better than making us all laugh 🙂
She’s also set me another challenge: apparently she’d like a complete Mummy-made outfit to wear for her ‘own clothes day’ at school next week. Looks like I’ll be busy then…
21 thoughts on “Another Simple, Girl’s Skirt”
Aw so stylish and cute! The butterflies are lovely.
I was tempted to make one for myself, but figured it would suit my daughter better 🙂
Ha ha! She knows her own mind then? What a star – she’s a natural in front of the camera:)
Slightly worrying too 😉
A huge improvement on the original! The skirt looks great!
Thank you! I think the original was some kind of beach cover-up, but pretty shapeless all the same…
Love this! That fabric was destined for a little girls skirt 🙂
Thank you! I’m really pleased with how it turned out. A simple and quick project 🙂
So cute, bless! and you’re right it looks so much nicer as a skirt rather than that shapeless top. thumbs up for upcycling! hehe! Looking forward to seeing the mum made outfit!
Thank you! Relieved it turned out, as she was so excited at the idea, although she’s pretty easy to please, most of the time 😉
Crumbs!! No pressure for next week! It’s another fab project. It would never have occurred to me to buy something ready-made with the idea of hacking it into something else. Lovely print too.
Thank you! She makes all her requests with a smile, so hard to resist…. You definitely have to have time to browse for possible upcycling projects, and there’s also the risk of failure. Not sure I would have found the fabric for £3.00 for this though, so it was worth taking a punt 🙂
Her poses are so much fun! The skirt is really cute– I can’t wait to see what you come up with for her whole mommy made outfit!
Thanks Teri x
Cute project, I love the finished result – and it looks like your model does too 🙂
Sometimes something quick and simple really appeals, but we’re both really pleased with it so it should get lots of wear 🙂
Adorable – the skirt, and most of all, your model!
Thank you! It worked out well and she’s really pleased with it 🙂
Oh that is super cute! What does she have in mind for her outfit?
Luckily I had some pink knit fabric in my stash. Not as posh (ie with sequins and ribbon) as she’d like but perfectly practical and it goes with her navy skirt 🙂
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