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threegirlsandaboy
« on: August 21, 2008 12:24:20 PM »

Earlier in the year, someone on here posted the idea of taking an adult skirt, sewing down the sides, cutting it off, and making it into a kid's skirt.  I can't find the post now, but thanks to the originator of this idea!  I found this women's a-line skirt at the thrift store for a buck or so and decided it would be great for daughter #2:

It had a zipper down one side, so I wanted to keep that.  I also wanted to salvage the waistband if possible.  I ended up cutting the yoke of the  new skirt out of the top middle of the large skirt.  I cut the ruffle of the new skirt from the bottom of the old skirt.  That helped me skip the hemming part, since it was already done.  (I hate hemming.  Smiley)  Here are the leftovers if you're not too confused yet: 
 
I sewed the sides of the yoke together and gathered the large strip of fabric from the bottom of the original skirt to become the ruffle of the new skirt.  Here it is: 



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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2008 12:38:33 PM »

Brilliant!

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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2008 12:40:41 PM »

Very cute! 
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2008 12:41:52 PM »

What a brill idea, looks great!
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2008 12:44:22 PM »

That is super cute! I love the vibrant fabric.
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2008 12:49:18 PM »

Awesome, I love this skirt!
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2008 12:51:33 PM »

Very creative, I love it! Wink
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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2008 01:01:42 PM »

Adorable! Makes me want to try it. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2008 03:25:47 PM »

it makes ma so happy that people love the fabric

i have the same exact skirt [from walmart a couple years ago] and all of my friends hate it and try to make me get rid of it lol
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« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2008 04:58:37 PM »

Thanks, everyone, for the comments.  My second daughter is a real "girly-girl," so this is right up her alley.

Jessica.Marie, that's funny.  You should show your friends this post.   Smiley 
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