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I found this skirt at the Salvation Army and it’s been hanging around in my closet for a few months.  I love the dyeing, lace and ruffles, but I hate the length.  Here’s Lex trying it on.  I’m going to try my hand at upcycling it, so that it is a shorter (mini) skirt instead.  How awesome would that be?

Repurposing a Skirt

First thing is first.  Let’s undo the waist ribbon, and set it aside.

Repurposing a Skirt for St. Patty's Day

Cut the length just above the first lacy part.

Repurposing a Skirt for St. Patty's Day

Pin and iron, making sure to fold over twice so there isn’t a raw edge.  And you know how much I hate raw edges.  Make sure to put a little bit of interfacing underneath somewhere, for the ribbon hole.

Repurposing a Skirt for St. Patty's Day

Sew up the edging.  Be sure to use the top fold-over as a guideline for your stitching, so that the sewing line is nice and even.  In other words, don’t sew to the bottom, which might be all funky.

Repurposing a Skirt for St. Patty's Day

Make me a hole!  Remember to find your interfacing.  And let’s string that ribbon back on through …

Repurposing a Skirt for St. Patty's Day

Tada!  The green is perfect for St. Patty’s Day.  And to boot, it is totally in style for the spring fashion line, because according to Pantone, Emerald is in, in, IN!  Psyched for my St. Patty’s Day party.

Repurposing a Skirt for St. Patty's Day

Wouldn’t that be super cute with a white shirt?  I love it.

And here’s Lex modeling it for me, with my white knit shirt.

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