Thursday, December 17, 2015

Too tight suede skirt to Right fit skirt

I have this thrifted green suede midi skirt that I bought earlier in the year. It was too tight on me - I wasn't able to zip up the top 2 inches of the zipper. I was going to make a purse with this skirt. However, I like the a-line shape of the skirt and I read that midi suede skirts are on trend this Fall/Winter. So I decided to do a quick and easy refashion with it!

First, with my trusty seam ripper, I took off the too-tight waistband:

Then I cut off about 2 inches from the top of the skirt and bound the top edge with some remnant black knit from my stash:

Now I can comfortably zip up the skirt. Voila! A quick and easy refashion!

And this is how it looks on me:
I look like a Christmas tree with the red sweater and the green skirt! LOL!
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jennifer elliott said...

For as many skirts I've refashioned, I never thought about just taking off the waistband and using piping as a replacement. Thanks for the tip, and I'll have to keep that in mind next time.

Jennifer, EOD

Queen Of Rods said...

This is a brilliant refashion solution for a too-tight waistband. I must admit that I have a few :) Thanks for sharing your awesome idea.