Friday, June 10, 2011

New Knit Skirt

  Summer is here!  The kiddos are all finished with school for the season and we had some record heat the last couple of days.  In order to survive in comfort I got to break out a new skirt from the upcycled wardrobe.  Love that.

On a recent trip to my favorite thrift store I purchased an x-large man's shirt.  I cut out the sleeves and neck. I held up the skirt to make sure it was the length I wanted and then cut the top (where neck was) in order to shorten the skirt. With my trusty sewing machine I took in the sides in to what I felt was a comfortable fit and put in an elastic waistband.  Then ta dah! A new skirt for summer.  No hemming needed as the bottom of the shirt is now the bottom of the skirt.

 I have worn the skirt several times already.  The youngest likes how soft it is for getting water out of his eyes (oh the fun of running in the sprinkler.)

 This skirt is perfect for those days you know your hair is a bit frizzy, maybe you are feeling a tad bloated from last nights cosmos, but hey you are comfortable and ready to play!

1 comment:

Carrie said...

Inspiring as always... With it so hot here, it has got to be the summer of the skirt!!!

Hate that I missed you at the store while we were in town!