I get hand-me-downs for Katrina which we really appreciate. Occasionally something comes our way and it’s really too dated. She received a jumper (remember those?) which was made of a nice blue and black plaid. I really liked the fabric and knew it would go well with a black, velour jacket I had picked up at the end of the winter season last year. Looking at the jumper I realized there was plenty of fabric to make a simple skirt. So… the next time my mom came down to visit, we worked on it, and thanks to her sewing skills it turned out well and got a second life.
The before pic is a little funny because we already cut the fabric and then I thought to take a picture. So we pieced it back together for the picture. 🙂
Here’s the after picture. We just simply made an elastic waistband, and put two gussets (a triangle of fabric which makes this skirt have a little flare instead of just being a simple A-line skirt) in the bottom of the skirt… front and back, along the seam.
Thanks to my mom, she updated a skirt for me as well which I’ll share at another time. What thrifty things have you done to update clothing?