Upcycled Striped Sweater Skirt and Legwarmers

Monday, August 12, 2013

Seasonal change is soon to come, but right now, you'd never know it. Today it is so cold here in Melbourne, and from what I gather, my Northern Hemisphere friends are still sunning their faces in the warmth of the summer sun.

In an effort to keep warm, this is my second sweater skirt sewing refashion. I found the stripey jumper in the sale at a local church affiliated Op Shop for $2.50 (it always makes me smile to find a sale at an Op Shop, considering the original prices are so low anyway).

As with my first sweater skirt refashion sewing project, which also happened to be a turtle neck, I've snipped off each arm and body.  The body becomes the skirt, and arms become legwarmers.
:: $2.50 Thrifted Jumper ::

:: Remove Sleeves and Turtle Neck for Skirt ::

:: Sleeve Legwarmers ::

:: Also Wearing my Late Grandmother's Beads and Op Shopped Top ::

I have over-locked (serged) all raw edges, and added a casing band to include elastic to the top of my skirt and leg warmers.  For more details on how I did this, you can check out my first sweater skirt and legwarmer sewing project here.

Going back to my initial blog post DIY Upcycled Sweater Skirt being inspired to try my hand at making sweater skirts similar to that seen on the world wide web, I can't help but think that this particular stripey refashion is very similar to the Anthropologie skirt seen in the first image:

Golden Spectrum Sweater Skirt
:: Anthropologie Sweater Skirt ::

Also shared with Patti's weekly Visible Monday link up.



Unknown said...

I love this! I would love to do this, but when you start using words like serged and casing band I get a little timid. Nevertheless, I will look at your other posts for ideas I feel more confident about.

Visiting from Visible Monday.

jenny_o said...

Looks so cute on! Nice for cold weather, too.

shams said...

A great refashion! I also love your new striped legwarmers!

Unknown said...

love it! great skirt

Patti said...

Wonderful skirt! Better than the Anthro, plus you have cool leg warmers : > Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

sabine ingerl said...

It's a great idea to change the sweater in a skirt! I love the colors and the stripes!

renae said...

Now that is pretty dang creative! I love blogs like yours that are daring, creative and passionate. Cool.

I am #51 over at Visible Monday this week. Do drop in.

ZalinaW said...

What a success. The skirt and outfit looks great.

Iliska Dreams said...

Fantastic op shop jumper!!!

Unknown said...

Such a great, inspiring post! You did a fine job and look very of the moment. Clever girl.
Smart and pretty ... can't ask for more than that!

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