Happy Friday! Today I would like to show you how I refashioned the adorable flower printed skirt I wore in my last post. It wasn't influenced by a trend, but I still think it's super cute!
Printed Skirt, Goodwill, $6
I started off with this thrifted oversize skirt...
...that I was drawn to because of the pretty flower print.
I used one of my favorite Forever21 skirts as a template for my new skirt.
This skirt has four equivalent panels.
I measured each side of the panel...
...& transferred the measurement onto some large newsprint. Newspaper works just as well.
Then I cut my thrifted skirt down one seam...
...to get this.
I cut off the elastic band...
& then I had a large flat piece of fabric to work with.
Using the pattern, I cut 4 panels from the fabric & made sure to leave a 5/8 inch seam allowance.
Here are the four panels.
I don't have pictures for the rest of the procedure, so I'll just describe what I did:
I sewed the panels together except for one side seam where a zipper would be inserted. I added some interfacing to the top 2 inches of the skirt and enclosed it in fabric so there would be a stable, defined waistband. The Forever21 skirt has some pleating at the waist, so I added some similar pleats. Lastly, I inserted an invisible zipper at the side seam and finished off the hem. I know this is an extensive refashion. I suppose the reason I get a lil carried away is because I want to transform garments so that ppl will never guess it was thrifted. Have a great weekend everyone! -C.C.