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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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! 🙂
Oh, I absolutely agree. Why buy some when you have some….Poor kid…he will laugh and turn red some day when you tell that story! 🙂
Ha Ha! I love it!
You are too funny……..and resourcefu!
stylist & stiletto maven
Just tryin’ to save the world, one piece of elastic at a time! 🙂
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.
I LOVE this story, Leilani!!! It cracked me up! “an almost-Renegade moment” 🙂 🙂 🙂 One of these days……it’s gonna get you, when you least expect it!
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!
Hey, Cara! I’ve been having so much fun wearing refashioned clothes to school this year. I’ve never worn so many dresses and skirts. Almost thinking of declaring this The Year of No Pants. 🙂
Oh, I absolutely think you should, Beth. You could start a whole calendar– kind of like a Chinese New Year calendar, but for refashioned clothing. 😉
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!
That is hilarious! Made my day…..HUGS! 🙂
I love making you smile, Melanie!!!!
I will never look at my husband’s boxers the same way again……especially when I am working on a sewing project!!!!!
First their t shirts. Now their boxers. Nothing is safe! 🙂
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Oh, that made me laugh out loud. (wipes tear from eye). Ingenious!
🙂 Always like making you laugh!
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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 🙂
Thanks so much, Becky! I have so much fun sewing and sharing it with people like you, makes it even better. Glad the elastic trick worked for you. Here’s to upcycling everything 😉
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!
Great minds think alike, Heidi!!! Thanks for your comment and have fun with those undies!!