Upcycled Skirt and broach

October 27, 2013

P1040133This week I have been inspired by Kids Clothes Week. This great project encourages you to sew for one hour a day for seven days – I’ve made one of the seven!!


I am delighted with my upcycling project – one rather large skirt altered to fit my daughter.


I trimmed off from both sides and shortened the hem – my first impressions of the fabric is that it is a knit but when I came to work with it I was delighted to discover it is cotton cut on the bias. Somehow my knit sewing just falls apart at the seams, so this is a great boon!

 Upcycled skirt

A little bit of tweaking and we have one gorgeous skirt – and to tie the outfit together I have made a flower broach from some of the offcuts. I followed the pattern over at Morena’s Corner.

 Upcycled skirt broach

I am gradually working through these great flower tutorials.

As usual I am popping over to Handmade Harbour to see what other people have been up to this week:)


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14 comments so far.

14 responses to “Upcycled Skirt and broach”

  1. Wendy says:

    That’s brilliant – I love how you’ve made something new and better (with a brooch to match). I do love a bit of upcycling!

  2. It is amazing what a difference you have made. It is a really cute skirt now.

  3. Ginny says:

    Very pretty fabric, and your daughter looks so pleased with her new outfit.

  4. I love a bit of recycling and you’ve made a great job of altering the skirt. The matching brooch is lovely too.

  5. Lucy Blossom says:

    The skirt and brooch look beautiful, you can see that your daughter is pleased with them both. Some great upcycling.

  6. I love that first pic – looks like an ‘after’ picture from Weight Watchers! 😉
    You did a great job – the flower is super cute x

  7. aww what a great bit of upcycling, your daughter looks very happy with the results – clever Mum! 🙂

  8. It’s adorable and she looks like she loves it! Bias cut has the most beautiful drape!

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