Re-fashioned: Maxi Skirt Recycling Fashion Project

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?

Claire Justine
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  1. Mummy Tries
    13th May 2014 / 6:53 am

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      15th May 2014 / 6:07 am

      Aww thank you, was a bit tricky but I am enjoying learning to sew 🙂

  2. Kezzie
    13th May 2014 / 7:16 am

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      15th May 2014 / 6:08 am

      Aww thnaks Kezzie 🙂

  3. Please may I?
    13th May 2014 / 8:57 am

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      15th May 2014 / 6:08 am

      Thanks, I know my to do list is increasing, ha 🙂

  4. Pete Sensible
    13th May 2014 / 10:06 am

    Very creative well done

    • Clairejustine oxox
      15th May 2014 / 6:08 am

      Thanks 🙂

  5. Tamar SB
    13th May 2014 / 11:42 am

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      15th May 2014 / 6:10 am

      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
    13th May 2014 / 1:48 pm

    Very nice, lovely skirt, love it!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      15th May 2014 / 6:10 am

      Thanks Leovi 🙂

  7. Annie
    13th May 2014 / 3:28 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      15th May 2014 / 6:10 am

      Thanks Annie, love this patten with the denim 🙂

  8. Margarett Murphy
    13th May 2014 / 5:19 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      15th May 2014 / 6:11 am

      Aww thank you <3

  9. Winnie
    13th May 2014 / 5:37 pm

    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
      15th May 2014 / 6:11 am

      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
    13th May 2014 / 8:34 pm

    Very, very cool refashion!!!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      15th May 2014 / 6:12 am

      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
    13th May 2014 / 11:08 pm

    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
      15th May 2014 / 6:13 am

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

  12. Val S
    13th May 2014 / 11:44 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      15th May 2014 / 6:14 am

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

  13. Zarouhi Zaz
    17th May 2014 / 6:36 pm

    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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      19th May 2014 / 6:24 am

      Aww thanks lovely 🙂 Thanks for hosting :):)

  14. Nadine Hill
    19th May 2014 / 10:40 am

    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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