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Maxi skirts can be great and look amazing, but sometimes they just don't quite work. Instead of getting rid of it, turn it into a cute stylish jumper! I found this vintage 60s maxi skirt with a pretty pattern. It fit, but it didn't look right on me when I got it home so I decided to turn it into something fun.

Thing you will need:

  1. sewing machine
  2. scissors
  3. pins
  4. chalk or a bar of soap
  5. measuring tape
 
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Step 1: Cut Skirt to Desired Length

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  • Measure the length you want your skirt to be plus about an inch for seam allowance. Use a measuring tape or ruler and pin all around at that length. Cut the excess fabric off and save for the bib top.

Step 2: Hem the Skirt

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  • Double turn the hem under all around the bottom of the skirt. Pin and sew to create a nice finished hem

Step 3: Make the Bib

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  • Use a template from an outfit you already have to trace the shape of the top bib on the extra fabric you saved. I used chalk but you can also use a bar of soap. Trace a little wider than the template to account for seam allowance. You can also make your own shape if you don't have something to trace. (I had to retrace mine because I have buttons going down the center)

Step 4: Finish the Side Edges of the Bib

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  • Double turn the edges in. Pin and sew to create a nice finished side when wearing.

Step 5: Attach Bib to Skirt

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  • Pin the right sides together of the skirt and bib top.
  • Measure to make sure the bib is in the center of the skirt.
  • Sew them together and flip the bib up to be in the right position. Mine has buttons going down the length so I sewed it in two parts to keep the buttons functional.

Step 6: Finish Top Edge of Bib

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  • Double turn in the top edge of the bib. You can make this a small fold or wider if the bib is too long after trying it on.
  • Pin and sew to create a nice finished edge. (Again mine has button so I sewed it in two parts. You can just sew straight across without buttons)
mholcomb11 month ago
WOW! Great idea & instructible :)
jmyers11 month ago
This is too cute. I think it looks great on you.
crazyhappypeace (author)  jmyers11 month ago

Thank you! :)