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Making the World Cuter: Making this Skirt Cuter Refashion

A blog where one woman is on a mission to make the world cuter, one kid, cupcake or crafty thing at a time.


Making this Skirt Cuter Refashion

I've had this skirt from Express for as long as I can remember. It's knit, comfy and well's like wearing sweat pants.
The problem is that it looks like I am wearing sweat pants, so I usually pair it with a tee shirt and zip up hoodie, and call it good. Well, I don't want to go out looking like I'm in sweats any more, so I decided it was time for this skirt to get cuter.
First, I cut it off to the length that I wanted it to be, and I don't have a picture of this, but I just sewed up a hem on the bottom with 2 straight edged stitches all the way around.Then with the remaining fabric, I cut 6 strips.
I turned my sewing machine stitch length to 4 and then I sewed a bunch of ruffles! :)
The actual hem of the skirt I made into a ruffle as well so that it could be on top an look all clean.
Taking the top ruffle I pinned it to the skirt how I wanted it.
Then I just pinned all the others below that until I had the look I wanted.
Finally I just stitched those on to the skirt, trying to stay close to the original stitch line on the ruffle.
And voila!What do you think? Was mission "Making This Skirt Cuter" a success?I think that it was, I didn't feel like I was in sweats at all! It felt very feminine & flirty, but still very comfortable. LOVE. :)

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Blogger Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

this is SO CUTE!!! so much better than the original. love it

Tue Apr 05, 06:48:00 PM

Blogger Sweet Little Smoothie said...

Super cute transformation!! I swear I have that exact skirt somewhere in the depths of my closet!

Tue Apr 05, 06:52:00 PM

Blogger c.w.frosting said...

Ah! So cute Tiff! I think I have a similar era express skirt in black jersey :)


Tue Apr 05, 07:07:00 PM

Blogger Tiffany said...

Huge success, that skirt is definitely much cuter now!!

Tue Apr 05, 07:47:00 PM

Blogger Kitty Boo Boo said...

that's so cool ... great job!

Tue Apr 05, 08:09:00 PM

Blogger Its Sew For You said...

CUTE! I think I have that same gray skirt, I need to dig mine out and make it as cute as yours :)

Tue Apr 05, 08:14:00 PM

Blogger Lindsay said...

SO Cute! I need to try this!

Tue Apr 05, 08:36:00 PM

Blogger Jocelyn said...

That IS cuter. Nice job!

Tue Apr 05, 08:58:00 PM

Blogger Natalie said...

Oh! Oh! I love it!!! I can't believe that's the same skirt!

Tue Apr 05, 09:09:00 PM

Blogger Dorian said...

So much cuter! WHat a great refash!

Tue Apr 05, 09:46:00 PM

Blogger Polka Dot said...

You definitely succeeded. LOVE!

Tue Apr 05, 11:05:00 PM

Blogger Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

SUPER cute! Definitely a success!!

Wed Apr 06, 03:04:00 AM

Blogger Michelle said...

Wow, that is fantastic! Great job.

Wed Apr 06, 05:20:00 AM

Blogger Kel said...

Oh I love it! what a great transformation!

Wed Apr 06, 06:07:00 AM

Blogger Amanda Joy said...

I just bought a black knit skirt, and I love it! In a couple of years, when it needs a dye job and revamp, I will have to do this... thanks:)

Wed Apr 06, 06:16:00 AM

Blogger Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

Holy cow! It looks so cute now. I love what you did with it. Makes me wish I had a skirt I could cut up. I'd better go look in my closet.

Wed Apr 06, 06:52:00 AM

Blogger Yummy Mommy Mia said...


Wed Apr 06, 07:03:00 AM

Blogger va_grown said...

So cute! Love the way you used the fabric you cut to create your ruffle. I also imagine it would look cute with a ruffle at the bottom being shorter now.

I'm hosting a Wed craft and creativity link up and would love for you to come by and join up!

Wed Apr 06, 07:38:00 AM

Blogger Amber S said...

Yes! It's definitely cuter! And also takes 20 years off your age. I don't know why but it seems like long skirts age us? Anyway, you're very clever and it's very cute.

Wed Apr 06, 08:48:00 AM

Blogger Julie Smith said...

It's adorable! Great job!

Wed Apr 06, 10:31:00 AM

Blogger MommaHen said...

omg! I can not believe the difference ! I would love to invite you to share on my WhateverWednesday linkie party. Hope to see you there!

Wed Apr 06, 10:46:00 AM

Blogger The Fischer Family said...

Way, way cuter! And so much more age appropriate! Thanks for sharing!

Wed Apr 06, 12:08:00 PM

Blogger Cook Clean Craft said...

That is such a pretty re-fashion - you are definitely making Mom cuter!

Wed Apr 06, 02:18:00 PM

Blogger Luxy Living said...

Amazing transformation!

Wed Apr 06, 04:41:00 PM

Blogger Karen said...

So cute! I love how it turned out. Looks so much better and the ruffles are a great addition!!

Wed Apr 06, 04:50:00 PM

Blogger Jenny said...

That is such a drastic difference! So cute! Thanks for linking up with me!

Wed Apr 06, 06:54:00 PM

Blogger Paula Montalvo said...

Oh WOW!!! What a HUGE transformation!! The skirt is so chic and feminine now. What a creative solution. I love blogging for this very reason, there are just so many creative and talented women around here. Blessings <3 Paula

Wed Apr 06, 08:05:00 PM

Blogger Megan @ Cut the Craft! said...

I LOVE this! The skirt looks so chic and fun now!


Thu Apr 07, 08:43:00 AM

Blogger Crafty Girls Workshop said...

That is very cute! Would you mind sharing your ruffle tutorial over on my blog? I just started a quick linky party for this exact thing!

Thu Apr 07, 10:48:00 AM

Blogger Rachel said...

That is so cute!!! I love ruffles.

Fri Apr 08, 08:39:00 AM

Blogger Jaimee said...

Very cute! What a great refashion : )

Sat Apr 09, 05:42:00 AM

Blogger Rhinestone Beagle said...

Super cute! Thanks so much for linkin up. Can't wait to see what you have for next week.

Mon Apr 11, 11:55:00 AM

Blogger Jason and Danielle said...

This is so beautiful. I love how sassy the skirt now is with it being shorter and having the ruffle. so cute!

Mon Apr 11, 08:26:00 PM

Blogger HOMEmomMADE said...

Love this new skirt, I featured you at Make & Share stop in again this friday. Feel free to grab the feature button anytime .)

Tue Apr 12, 06:40:00 PM

Blogger Michelle from Fun On A Dime said...

Very cute! I would have never known it was the same skirt or even made of comfy material...I think I have a skirt I can use to do something like this!

Thanks for linking up to Friday Brag Fest!

Wed Apr 13, 08:30:00 PM

Blogger said...

the skirt is definitely cuter! great job!
thanks for linking up to catch as catch can.

Thu Apr 14, 06:41:00 PM

Blogger Sweet Peas and Bumblebees said...

So Adorable!!

I would love it if you would link it up to our What I Made Wednesday Linky Party!!

Also, stop in for a chance to win our 100 Follower Giveaway {{Beaded Watch & Hobby Lobby Gift Card}}

Sweet Peas and Bumblebees

Fri Apr 22, 01:30:00 PM


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