Upcycled yoga skirt

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I could really get into upcycling!  My Mum gave me this nightie (?) which she had brought a while ago (read pre-children) for me and never got around giving to me.  She asked if she should throw it out, but I really loved the print and colours so I brought it home and thought for a few days about what I could turn it into….

Ive been making these skirts for Maia recently…so snip snip, and a cotton lycra band later I present to you one gorgeous skirt.  In under 10 minutes!  Love it!

I’m on the hunt to see what else I can hack up for skirts; no seams, no hem… I even used the shirring that made the band in the middle instead of gathering, how much easier can it get?  I might have to make myself one! Because seriously people my daughter has waaaaaaaaaaay to many skirts… Any suggestions about a re-use for the top; Ive kept it of course ;) xx

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11 thoughts on “Upcycled yoga skirt

    Faith said:
    August 4, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Great idea, what a cute little skirt.

    Alessandra said:
    August 4, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    what fun to have some little girls around….!!!! lovely idea and so quick!!
    xxx Alessandra

      Janette responded:
      August 4, 2012 at 8:34 pm

      Yes I am lucky, There is a limit to my expertise in sewing, and boys are much tougher… skirts are a breeze!

    Marybeth P. said:
    August 4, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    You could crochet a skirt to the bottom edge of the top..that could be cute. You could cut off the upper portion and make a tube top and then add your own crochet to the top and bottom to dress it up a bit. You could cut off the top into a rectangle and make a matching purse for the skirt.

      Janette responded:
      August 4, 2012 at 8:33 pm

      That is a good idea! I love the idea of a tube with a crochet top… and the bag…. ohhh so many possibilities!

    naidre said:
    August 5, 2012 at 12:47 am

    I just started crocheting edging around the neck on some old tshirts. Cut out the neckline, and crochet a trim. You could crochet a cap sleeve and an insert in the cleavage to remake the top into a summer shirt for yourself.

      Janette responded:
      August 5, 2012 at 10:48 am

      I bet they look great, I love the idea of a cap sleeve too!

    dane said:
    August 12, 2012 at 11:16 am

    adorable petit ensemble c’ est sympa!! et la petite miss est ravissante biz

    dane said:
    August 12, 2012 at 11:19 am

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    nights7 said:
    February 11, 2013 at 4:55 am

    This is a lovely little skirt. I love “up cycling” clothes and have made similiar skirts out of t-shirts

    nights7 said:
    February 11, 2013 at 4:59 am

    This is a lovely little skirt. I love “up cycling” clothes and have made similar skirts out of t-shirts & dresses for both my daughter & myself. It’s quick fun and so cheap.

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