Refashioned Sweater Skirt and Legwarmers

Monday, April 30, 2012

Following on from last week's sweater skirt inspiration, I found a great second hand knit in Salvos for $6 which turned out to be perfect for this refashion project.

I did touch on a moment of guilt, cutting into an otherwise completely wearable garment. Having said that, when I located a store label inside the jumper marked as 'poly-knit', I didn't feel as bad as I would have done cutting into a home knitted jumper.





 The former arms of this jumper, are now leg warmers, perfect for dance class during winter..


This is an incredibly easy project to do, cut off sleeves, and neckline.  Sew sides shut (I serged with my overlocker, but you don't have to), add casing and elastic to the top of the skirt and leg warmers, and you're done. 





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4th Feb 2013: Shared with Brassy Apple's IspyRefashion - Skirts

15 comments:

I Love To Op Shop said...

Love the pattern to this!

Kiwichick said...

Love it, had a little laugh when i saw the leg warmers,, love them,, very clever,, i up-cycle used clothes to, lots of fun, cheers

my thrifty closet said...

ahh...so cute, the sweater looks more adorable as a skirt. And nothing is put to waste...I like the sleeves as leg warmers too. Easy to make and look absolutely chic!

mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Patti said...

So, so great! The skirt looks like it jumped off the pages of a fashion mag.

Reverse Clothing said...

Cute!

Adin B said...

I love how this DIY turned out. It looks absolutely lovely that skirt from a sweater. Awesome job! Now you have a skirt and cute leg warmers. :)

Anonymous said...

It looks great!!!! As a suggestion I would have turned the jumper upside down and used the thicker border as the hem.

Stacey said...

Ahhhh, so amazing! I love this so much. I've got to go op-shopping for some DIYable jumpers.

katiecrackernuts said...

Thanks so much for your comment on my #opshopfound / #opshopfind post.

Love the skirt and the leg warmers. In fact, I think the leg warmers are my favourite part.

Christie said...

Turned out so gorgeous!

Dearest Lou said...

Oh my goodness! I absolutely love what you did with this! Would love if you checked out my Thursday link party or thriftfanatics page if you have a chance(;

xx
Cecilia
dearestlou.com

RJ said...

Great, thank you :) I am going to try this :)

Nina Tyson said...

Aha! You were very resourceful and fashionista! You've turned out things complicated yet adorable! This is what I need in order to create better outfits out of my old dress junks.

Megan/Brassy Apple said...

So cute! love it! thanks for linking up to I spy Refashion! I've shared your link on my FB page!

Anonymous said...

Dang, it looks cute on you! I can see why my wife loves your site. She gets a kick out of making these outfits and I get a kick out of being seen with her wearing them.

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