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Topic: Refashioned Skort (Absolute must see! You'll be surprised!)  (Read 4334 times)
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everythingemme
« on: September 01, 2012 05:19:47 PM »

I bought this at a yard sale and left it in my closet for a long time.  Back in the spring, I decided to pull it out and try it on, and if it fit, I was going to wear it to work.



Imagine my surprise when....



Holy tamoley!  It was a skort!  I initially thought about being lazy and just separating the skirt from the shorts and just calling it a day.  Oh no!  That was too easy and I like a challenge!

I started by removing the shorts from the skirt.  I then took apart the crotch of the shorts.  I flipped the shorts upside down and sewed the waist of the shorts to the waist of the skirt.  Next, I removed the zipper from the skirt, sewed the opening of the skirt closed, and reattached the zipper further up the back on the shorts.

This is where things became difficult and I eventually gave up.  I had a super hard time fitting the shorts around my chest.  Once I did get the right fit, I chopped off the upper (crotch part) of the shorts.  I then kept playing with the fit until I threw in the towel.  Fortunately, several months later, I picked it back up and gave it another try.

Here it is now!



http://everythingemmetaylor.blogspot.com/2012/08/back-on-refashioning-horse.html
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susanab
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2012 06:10:12 PM »

That's great!
Sometimes projects have their own timeline.
Very clever, very hip!
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2012 06:16:16 PM »

Projects most certainly do have their own timelines!  I can't even count the times that I have rushed a project to only hate the end result.
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2012 09:01:37 PM »

Absolutely amazing job! Sometimes things just take their time, like fine wine.
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2012 12:28:06 AM »

I'm so impressed by the end result. How clever of you to have seen the possibility in the original garment.
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2012 07:27:29 AM »

This is awesome! I love what you did!
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2012 09:51:49 AM »

So cute!  Totally would not have realized the top had a previous life as shorts! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2012 07:13:44 AM »

This reminds me of some skorts that I had when I was younger, all my friends were jealous and I loved them! Great job though, your outfit looks AMAZING.
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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2012 12:16:45 PM »

amazing transformation , sometimes you have to put a project aside and pick it back up later with a fresh perspective ... Glad you gave it another look
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« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2012 03:49:43 PM »

Genius!  THis is great for summer ( ours is coming up in Australia Smiley)
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« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2012 11:44:10 AM »

Haha what a useful surprise Tongue

Looks so much better as a dress than it did as a skirt! Also I do sometimes think it's better to leave a project that's winding you up and come back to it at a later date when you have a clearer head. Smiley
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