Shhhhhh…..Don’t Tell Cooper Skirt

Ok, so your on to me.

Each skirt made exactly the same during this Week of the Refashioned Skirt.

But not this one. No, not this one!


Can you tell the difference between today’s skirt and all the rest?


I’ll tell you if you promise not to tell Cooper. He would be mortified if he knew what I did.

Ha, I think this is refashioning at it’s finest!!

For a full tutorial on how to make these skirts, go here.

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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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26 Responses to Shhhhhh…..Don’t Tell Cooper Skirt

  1. HaHaHa!!!!! Love the skirt AND little secrets like this!!!! LOL!!!! Thanks for sharing and for the humor!!!! LOL!!!

    • Good Morning Louise,
      Cooper is fifteen and he’d be mortified that I used the elastic in the first place but then to actually photograph it and tell everyone, well, that would really wig him out. I imagine that someday he’ll see the humor in it. Until then, I still think it’s refashioning at it’s finest! 🙂

  2. You are too funny……..and resourcefu!
    stylist & stiletto maven

  3. Leilani says:

    I had an almost-Renegade moment at Target last night :
    There they were, the perfect yoga pants! They were silky soft and a deep gray color and only $4!!!! Alas, they were a XXL. I tried them on anyway and wondered how I might take them in. You could have done it, I’m sure. I meanwhile, was so overwhelmed that I placed them back on the rack. Luckily, I found an almost-as-awesome pair that was also $4 in a M. The End.

  4. Cara Olsen says:

    The pattern, the length, the shape — I really, really like this one, Beth. Paisley is a busy pattern, but paired with the right neutral shirt and shoes, and some fun accessories, I adore an eye-catching skirt. The hem hitting just above the knees is such a flattering length, too, and looks good on nearly every woman’s body.
    I can’t believe you actually used boxer shorts! You are a seamstress wizard!

    ~ Cara

  5. Fantastic reuse of elastic! Once I used the elastic from an old pair of nylon to make a built-in bra for a sports top.

    • My son grew so fast in the last year and we accumulated so many outgrown pairs of boxer shorts. I just can’t imagine anyone would want used boxers at the thrift store but I can’t bring myself to throwing them away, so I cut off the elastic and gave my husband the rest to use for rags. I’m sure there will be more “boxer elastic” projects in the future. Loved your use of old elastic, too!

  6. Melanie Burney says:

    That is hilarious! Made my day…..HUGS! 🙂

  7. mostlymusing says:

    I will never look at my husband’s boxers the same way again……especially when I am working on a sewing project!!!!!

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  9. kendraalyse says:

    Oh, that made me laugh out loud. (wipes tear from eye). Ingenious!

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  11. Becky from Canada says:

    I love the idea of using the elastic from the old boxers. And to think I was going out to buy some today when I’m sure there’s some old pairs lying around my laundry room. Love your blog by the way 🙂

  12. Heidi says:

    My son put his old undies in the giveaway pile. I didn’t know if Goodwill would take it and I was also thinking….”Fabric!”. It is washed and clean. I have been hard pressed to figure out what to do with those undies. I am starting to get some ideas and I have hit some inspiration with your admission that you used the elastic from your son’s undies.

    🙂 HIGH FIVE!

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