Refashioned sweater and skirt


I refashioned a thrifted turtleneck and too big skirt to this:

I used buttons from the old green coat and made lining from a thrifted shirt. I kinda like the new look. What do you think?

About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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21 Responses to Refashioned sweater and skirt

  1. I think…yes! I love it!

  2. mari says:

    You look very chic

  3. Jan says:

    You are just so talented! You look lovely, by the way!

  4. Trudy Callan says:

    Wow! That looks amazing.

  5. Valerie says:

    Oh, so cute! …and the outfit is adorable too 🙂

  6. Love the sweater! I don’t enjoy wearing turtleneck sweaters anymore, but I love wraps/cardigans so I think I might try this! Any suggestions how to start??

    • Hi Christina,
      When I started, I used very inexpensive items and just started cutting away. I made lots of mistakes, but learned from each of them. Sometimes I’d have to start over, other times, I could find a solution. I think the main thing is to not be afraid of taking that risk. Just jump right in and have fun!
      Beth

  7. Renee A Davis says:

    I love what you did with the turtleneck sweater….!!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Love the sweater and skirt!! You inspire me. Thank You

  9. Anonymous says:

    Where did you get your cute boots???

  10. Elisa says:

    this is wonderful! I’m about to try too… how do you sew the knitted part after cuttin to prevent stitches from unravel?

  11. Robin says:

    No tutorial on the sweater? :-\ LOVE the look, but I’m new to the refashioning world, so could use a little help. Am I just missing it somewhere?

  12. Hi Robin,
    This post was early on in my blog and I didn’t always do tutorials back then. Sorry! But I basically just cut the new neckline, cut up the middle, shortened it, hemmed all the edges, wrapped it to the side and added buttons & button holes.
    Hope that helps…
    Beth

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  14. Tanya Grimes says:

    You are very inspiring – I only discovered your site today but it determined my new year resolution – to visit charity shops more often! When you sew sweaters how do you avoid it stretching under the machine? I tried a cushion a while ago but ended up with rippled edges… am I using the wrong needle, tension or thread? I did a straight stitch and then used my overlocker to stop the edges fraying. It had no fastening as I made it envelope style. Since then the whole thing has stretched way bigger than the cushion pad too so I may try reducing the size again as a practice before I attempt to change a sweater to a cardigan.

    • Hi Tanya, Thank you for your kind words. The looser weave or lower quality sweaters seem to stretch for me, too. I tend to look for a tighter weave to work with. I hope this helps. Happy Sewing in the New Year!

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