Tuesday, April 27, 2010

ReFashion: A new skirt from old shorts



I used a pair of shorts that were really too short to be decent, and a vintage bedsheet. (It was originally purchased for the quilt I made for my daughter last summer, but there was still over a yard left.)

The bottom tier is twice as big as the middle tier...which is twice as big as the circumference of the shorts. The entire length of the skirt is 11" (the bottom tier was cut 6" tall and the middle tier was cut 5" tall).
I sliced off the leg portion of the shorts just above the crotch, which took about an inch off the shorts length (seriously short shorts!) and attached the skirt to the raw edge.

In hindsight, I'd like to try this again, attaching the skirt to the waistband of the shorts and leaving the shorts intact. That way, she could flip and tumble and nary a Hanes to be soon. (Woot for that!) Maybe with a pair of jersey shorts...

(This was inspired by a post at CraftEvolution)

3 comments:

Brianne said...

Love it.

I think your idea of using jersey shorts with a skirt over top is a great one. I love K's skirts that have shorts underneath. If you can't find any good ones at a thrift store or consignment store, Old Navy has theirs on sale fairly often.

Casey said...

You've sure been doing some amazing refashions lately. I'm totally inspired!

Catherine Hansen Peart said...

I love this idea!! I have had a couple of those type of skirts for Eliza but never attached to shorts. Love it! Especially now that she spends half of her life upside down doing handstands....