Intro: Upcycle a 90's Skirt Into 50's Outfit
I saw this skirt in a thrift shop and flipped out for the material: great print, nice lightweight cotton with a slightly stiff hand. It had potential to be something I would love, so I took it home, refitted the waistband with interfacing, and hemmed 6" off the bottom. That left me with a usable amount of material, so I headed back to the thrift store and stumbled upon the perfect plain khaki button-front shirt. I took off the collar, replaced it with a new (and more dramatic) one made from my hem scraps, and chopped the sleeves to put the new cuffs at a flattering elbow level. It's now a favorite outfit of mine, and it cost me less than $10, thread included.