Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Maternity Sweater Skirt Refashion

What does a pregnant woman do when she only has 6 weeks of pregnancy left?  Sew up a storm, of course!  (Remember, good logic leaves her brain when the baby enters the womb!)  So I rationalized that I’d better do something with those maternity skirts that I never wore for one reason or another.  Enter the maternity sweater skirt refashion!  
 I started with this long black skirt from Motherhood Maternity.  The problem?  Well, there were many!  It wasn’t made for a 6 foot tall woman...no maternity clothes are, thus it was yuck length!  The second problem was that the material was so lightweight that it was almost immodest to wear (read: see-through) not to mention terribly cold!  Which lead to a third problem; the slit was ripped, fixed, ripped again, fixed again, etc.  Yeah, so basically not wearable! 
Then there was this sweater.  Yep!  For real!  But the person who gifted it to us intended for us to refashion it, not wear it.  Too big for anyone in this house, too scratchy to wear without anything underneath, too thin to be refashioned into a sweater skirt without a layer underneath.  (If you are a regular refashion-er, you immediately see where to go with these two things!) 
Well, do you think that’s an improvement?  Those items are definitely more wearable now!
To read all the step by step information and for more skirt fun, visit our blog, Skirt Fixation!

3 comments:

jennifer elliott said...

I love it! I am completely in love with the buckles on the refashioned skirt. Great job!

Elizabeth Hill said...

Definitely an improvement! I really like the buckle details.

- Elizabeth
aka The Hungry Octopus

IWOM said...

Oh yippee! I have been trying to figure out what to do with a huge sweater of my husband's and this has become the top choice!

(Er, less the 'bump' room!)

Thanks for sharing.

IWOM: EOD