Refashion Series Ep. 9 // top to skirt

Refashion Series Ep. 9 The Metta Polka Dot Top to Skirt

This refashion is another one that began when I inherited my grandmother’s clothes after she passed over a year ago.  I loved the print and the soft blue color.  However, I felt it wasn’t something I would really wear, so it made for a perfect refashion.  That, and it was missing several buttons to begin with.

Refashion Series Ep. 9 // top to skirt

One of my friends suggested on Instagram that I refashion the top into a high-waisted skirt, and I loved the idea!  So I went with it.

Refashion Series Ep. 9 // top to skirt

Here are some of the steps involved:

  • opened shoulder seams with seam ripper
  • created new side seams for skirt
  • removed extra yoke piece and sleeves
  • created new waistband, attached it to skirt, and inserted Kam snaps on top
  • added additional button holes, more buttons, and replaced missing buttons
  • placed triangle piece of striped fabric into back of skirt to make it easier to walk in
  • lowered hem about an inch

Refashion Series Ep. 9 // top to skirt

Full tutorial video below.

Again, here’s what we began with.

Refashion Series Ep. 9 // top to skirt

And here’s what we got!

Refashion Series Ep. 9 // top to skirt Refashion Series Ep. 9 // top to skirt

Refashion Series Ep. 9 // top to skirt

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  1. Hi, I love this refashion & wondered if you could photograph the back of the skirt too? Thanks!

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