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Re-fashioned : Maxi Skirt…

Now I really have the sewing and recycling bug here is my old unused dress and skirt turned into a new maxi skirt.


What I used:

  • An old skirt that is too short.
  • A dress that looks wrong on and will not wear again. (too short to be a maxi but too long to be a nice length)
  • A bit of string.
  • Bleach.
  • Buttons, needle and cotton.
  • Ribbons.
  • Sewing machine.


What I did:

  • Tie a bit of string onto the skirt.
  • Place a little bleach on and leave a few hours to fade.
  • Wash skirt. 


Day after:

  • Hand sew buttons on.
  • Machine sew some ribbon around the bottom of a denim skirt.
  • Measure the length needed for a dress to be cut at to make a skirt.
  • Cut dress.
  • Pin the cut dress bottom evenly around the bottom of the denim skirt.
  • Sew together.

Add a belt and finished!!

What do you think?

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27 responses to “Re-fashioned : Maxi Skirt…”

  1. Mummy Tries says:

    Oh hon that's gorgeous! Very impressed that you made it yourself 🙂 #allaboutme

  2. Kezzie says:

    That's really super! What a unique idea!x

  3. Please may I? says:

    Thats very impressive. I really must get on with my pile of diy.X x

  4. Pete Sensible says:

    Very creative well done

  5. Tamar SB says:

    Well done you! I've seen a similar style done with old jeans.

    • Clairejustine oxox says:

      Aww yes, you just reminded me. I have a post coming up on old jeans made into skirts, such a long post with lots of pictures 🙂

  6. Leovi says:

    Very nice, lovely skirt, love it!

  7. Annie says:

    I think your fabric choice is perfect, very pretty paired with the denim! Looks like you had fun with buttons and trims, great job!!

  8. Margarett Murphy says:

    Brilliant !!! well done ..perfect for summer …great job !!

  9. Winnie says:

    It's a GORGEOUS skirt!!And I'm telling you – I want it for my selfI love wearing jeans, but I only wear skirts – so this is perfect for me, and I just love the pattern of the fabric

    • Clairejustine oxox says:

      Aww Winnie, I still am on with the denim skirt post. It is such a long post so I might make it into a few 🙂

  10. amy mayen says:

    Very, very cool refashion!!!

    • Clairejustine oxox says:

      Thanks Amy, I think you might be proud of me, I've made my first ( all by me) dress 🙂 Will be on the blog soon 🙂

  11. Sarah Marie says:

    Love the colors in this skirt! What a great idea to combine two unwearable pieces to make one lovely, unique and totally wearable item! #allaboutyou

    • Clairejustine oxox says:

      Thank you, I have lots of ideas rolling around my head to make with unlove old clothes now 🙂

  12. Val S says:

    That's a fantastic upcycle! I love the additon of the colorful buttons.

    • Clairejustine oxox says:

      Aww thanks Val, I am planning a jacket next ( just like your amazing up cycled one :))

  13. Zarouhi Zaz says:

    I told you, you are SUCH a clever chick! My sister made me something like this years ago, with a silk asymetric hem, I loved it and had so many comments on it! Fab tutorial post #AllAboutYouMama-andmore.com

  14. Nadine Hill says:

    I love what you've done with this maxi skirt Claire. I have a demin mini that I can try this on!!Well done- it is a really unique skirt 🙂

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