Upcycled Skirt and broach

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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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  1. October 27, 2013 / 7:17 pm

    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!
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    • Amylouise5
      October 27, 2013 / 7:29 pm

      Cheers Wendy, so nice she has a co-ordinated outfit:) I was planning on a headband too – she keeps reminding me!!

  2. October 27, 2013 / 8:07 pm

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

    • Amylouise5
      October 28, 2013 / 7:39 am

      Thank you:)

    • Amylouise5
      October 28, 2013 / 7:39 am

      She is delighted with it, always good!!

  3. October 27, 2013 / 10:15 pm

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

    • Amylouise5
      October 28, 2013 / 7:38 am

      Thank you:)

  4. October 28, 2013 / 8:25 am

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

    • Amylouise5
      October 29, 2013 / 6:35 am

      love the thought of a weight watchers after pic!!

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