Last winter, I declared that I could wear my upcycled sweater dress everyday if I thought no one would notice. Well, this week’s maxi skirt project is definitely right up there in my “wear every day if I could” category.
It was so quick to make and uses easy to find thrift shop items. All you need is a long shapeless knit dress and a coordinating t shirt.
Click here for the full tutorial and another chance to win a copy of The Refashion Handbook. To be entered in the drawing simply pin this project to one of your Pinterest boards and make a comment to let me know what you think. I’ll announce the winner next Saturday.
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Awesome tutorial. I love maxi skirts.
Thank you, Trudy! I love maxi skirts, too. They are perfect for fall.
I really like the waistband on this, Beth, and will have to try it myself on some of those old dresses that aren’t very flattering : Please enter me in the drawing 🙂
The waistband is so comfy, I’m sure that’s why I want to wear this everyday! 🙂 Let me know how your skirt turns out. I’d love to see it!
I love this, I am a teacher and maxis are so comfortable to teach in. I also have several shapeless 90’s dresses In my closet (yes I might be a bit of a hoarder), now I know what to do with them. And yes I love the waist. Thanks for inspiring us Beth😀
You are so welcome, Debbie! I’m sure I wore a few of these shapeless dresses when teaching in the 90’s. It’s fun to make them more modern. Have fun with this and I’d love to see your skirt when you’re finished.
I LOVE this! Will have to copy it 😉
YAY! Have fun!
I would even use this idea on a short skirt!
I like this idea and have the perfect dress to use for it! I knew I wanted to do something with it but lacked the imagination! Thanks!
Have fun with this, Francine! I’m so glad you have the perfect dress. I’d love to see it when you finish it. 🙂
Can’t get much easier! Goodwill, here I come! 🙂
Thanks for sharing! I will have to add this to my list of things to watch for when I am thrifting.
You are so welcome! Have fun!
Beth, I would have never thought to use a t shirt to make a waist band, and this will help so much, as I have a friend who is a missionary in Kenya. She will be back to Washington this winter, for the first time in six years. She told me her clothes are truly worn out. I promised I
would make her some maxi skirts. Oh my goodness, your tutorial has me so inspired, and
going to get right on it.
You and your friend sound like wonderful women! Happy sewing!!!
I love maxi skirts, they are so perfect for fall. I am just going to have to try this one!
Have fun Lindsay!
Love this tutorial!! Thank you for all of your awesome re-do’s. This one for sure is going on my list to make!! Be especially blessed, Beth.
Awwwwwww…..thank you Kathy! Have a wonderful week!
Supper cool Refashion! I can’t wait to make one for myself. I LOVE & have made a few of your refashions so far. …
Thank you, Marie! I’d love to see your projects!!!
I love it! I pinned it to my That Fiber Habit board-I have two dresses I want to try this with.
Thanks for pinning, Sara!
Thanks for sharing all the excitement about your book. Wonderful!
Would love to win a copy.
Thank you, Liz!
I’ve had a tough time working with knits, but this makes me want to try again!
Oh I hope you try again, Joy. I love sewing with knits. So forgiving and easy.
It turned out great! I will have to make one this weekend for sure
Thanks Jeanna! It is definitely a quick and easy project. I just need to find a few more dresses.
Looks “sew” comfy! I love it!
It is SEW comfy!! 🙂
OMG! This is soo cool. You manage to astonish me everytime!
Thanks so much!
I started subscribing to your blog and am learning so much. I find your tutorials and instructions so easy and fun. The Refashioned Maxi Skirt is a must try.
Hi Janet! Have fun with this and let me know how it turns out. I’d love to see pictures. 🙂
I just love Beth Huntington refashions! Keep’m coming…
Awwwwwwww!!! Thanks, Jennifer!
Love!!! and Pinned! 🙂
Love this idea — going to try for my teenage granddaughter – band tee shirt and too small knit dress. Pinned http://www.pinterest.com/pin/71565081554784645/
Thanks for pinning, Brenda! Your granddaughter is lucky to have you for a grandma!!!
This looks like an idea even I could master.
Yes, it’s an easy project for sure!!! Have fun, Julie!
Love the tutorial – I never use the zig zag stitch on my machine (mostly because of lack of knowledge for when to use it lol). The skirt is gorgeous and I’m actually in the market for one for my trip to Thailand so maybe I’ll whip something up in the next couple of weeks!
Hi Miche! I use the zig zag stitch on knits and sweaters. It helps it stretch. Have fun in Thailand! I can’t wait to see your pictures!
This project has so many creative options!! How easy and so fun!! You have such amazing ideas! Pinned: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/252483122834940569/
Thanks for pinning Sonya!
Beautiful! What a difference a simple tweak makes!
Thank you, Sarah! I still marvel at that fact, too!
just ordered your book from Amazon 1 click. Hope it’s a best seller!
Thank you so much Sarah!!!! You are so nice to me!
Cute skirt! I like refashioning too.
Thanks Beverly! I agree, refashioning is so much fun!
I now know what to make this weekend! I also know what to make for my daughter for Christmas!! Maybe my sister….and so on.
I love the waistband! So easy! My daughter wears maxi skirts all the time and I think this would be a great project for her to try. I like that sweater dress! I can’t wait to see the new book 🙂
I have a pretty dress. Ugly mud. Length.voretty bavy and khaki print. Gotbit at Goodwill.. Tried to sell it on EVay..nowbi wouldn’t dare. You have inspired me to get my machine out. Add a T to the top , reform it into a naxi dress to wear with nt venim jacket..thanks..
So nice to know this was helpful to you, Marline! Happy New Year!
Hi! Would you update the link to the maxi dress tutorial, please? Exciting look, but I get a ‘page not found’ message when I click it. Thanks!
Thank you for the heads up Lisa. eHow has been updating their website and some of the older articles aren’t up and running yet. I just checked with them to see when this will be up again. I’ll let you know what they say.
You mentioned using a zigzag stitch for knits but you clearly have used a double needle in the picture. I’d love to sew knits but the stitches always come out wonky