DIY Upcycled Sweater Skirt

Thursday, April 26, 2012

As cooler weather approaches in the southern hemisphere, scarves, cozy boots, and warm jumpers appear to be the fashion norm.  Skirts may not be a popular choice of garment in cold winters, however, sweater skirts are a welcomed warmer alternative to the usual lightweight skirt fabric.

Examples of sweater skirts from Anthropologie can be seen below, although they are not currently available for sale 

Golden Spectrum Sweater Skirt


Abstract Forest Sweater Skirt


Whilst sweater skirts may not be available to buy new, sweater skirts appear easy to DIY. 

The following article on readymade.com provides a step by step tutorial to make your own skirt, from a 'not so nice knit'..


10-sweater-skirt

Here is a wonderful DIY winter skirt by Dana

DIY ADVENT 6: Alten Pulli zum Rock umwandeln

 A cute upcycled sweater bubble skirt as seen on DIY Style

Upcycled Bubble Skirt

An adorable little girls upcycled knit skirt by Amanda Norell as seen on SewDaily

Woodland Sweater Skirt by Amanda Norell.

And lastly, a vintage mini sweater skirt seen on blooming leopold vintage & handmade


Today, was a good day, for I found the perfect jumper (sweater) in Salvos Stores, to try my own DIY sweater skirt, I can't wait to try this project!

Do you like sweater skirts, readers?

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6 comments:

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

So cute! Good luck with your project, and pls show us the results. We're going towards hot weather here in Florida, so I'm not fancying sweaters for myself right now : >

my thrifty closet said...

Cute! i haven't tried making one myself mainly because it 's not suitable for our weather. But i know that sweater material are really easy to handle...i think a sweater to bag refashion will probably work pretty well too. Thanks for all the fabulous pictures.

mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Sarah G said...

Great idea!

Urban Girl said...

love, love, love!

such a cool idea! hope I will remember this for the fall (now that summer is coming in Canada!)

great post - thanks!

Lavender said...

I love these! My only concern is sagging throughout the day... do you think a woven lining would remedy that?

Erica Louise said...

@Lavender, yes lining would be a good idea, I hadn't thought of that

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