Monday, November 06, 2017

Boring Yellow T-shirt and Hideous Wrap around Skirt get Flipped into a Cute Beachy Outfit

"Here she comes ... Miss America!!"

It doesn't get much sexier than an oversized, bright yellow shirt and a floor length , wrap around, polyester print skirt.


 I decided that this whole outfit needed to be flipped and trimmed.  I took one of my favorite circle skirts and layer it over the shirt to make a pattern.

I barely had enough to work with. I had to piece together the remnants to make a waistband for the skirt. 

A side note:
I love making skirts out of shirts! They are so comfy, easy to make, and easy to wear. No elastic required since the jersey stretches. This is the first time I tried to make a circle skirt. Usually, I just make a straight, fitted skirt.

For the top, I used one of my favorite dress patterns. I cut just the bodice and hemmed the bottom edge to make a halter top.  

Originally, I did not install a zipper, mainly because I didn't have one and really wanted to complete the project. While it did work because the fabric has so much stretch, the straps would fall off sometimes and it was kind of bubbling out in the front. 

After a trip to DTLA and a massive zipper purchase, I cut the back open, taking it in a little, and inserted this little yellow separating zipper, so I can zip it on and off easily.

Not perfect, but it will do.  I wish I lined the straps up to cover my bra strap better.  Definitely much better than before.  I think this top will look cute with a pair of jeans and the skirt will be great for casual wear with a simple tank top.  Perfect for the beach.  I like that I can wear them together or separate.  I'm happy I could take two throw away items and give them new life.


Eimear Greaney said...

great upcycle- the yellow zip in the top is a great addition, well wear

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Chickie Walsh said...

These are both SO cute. What a huge improvement. I love it.

Marisa Glied said...

What a great transformations! Adorable outfit!