Girl’s Skirt From a Dress

refashioned dress to skirt

I remember what it was like to be a child and not to fit into clothes. I felt like some sort of jolly green giant when my mom would have me try on summer clothes from the year before and I didn’t fit into them. I grew quickly! If you have a child like me, and a dress like Nike that doesn’t fit anymore, then how about making a skirt from it? Visit Nike to get the full tutorial.

The Outgrown Dress at Thrive

Easy Maxi-Skirt — with Faux Cami!


Got some comfy fabric? Jill did, and shows you how to make a comfy maxi skirt … but with a twist! Add a relaxed waistband that looks like you’ve got a cami layer … without the cami! She shows you how!

Faux Cami Maxi Skirt at Made It On Monday

Turn a Dress Into a Maxi Skirt

dress to maxi skirt refashion

I’ve always wanted to try a maxi skirt but have been afraid that the knit fabric might not be, uh-hem, forgiving to my imperfections. I like this refashion that Mandy did – she used a ruffled dress that was way too large for her and scaled it down into a maxi skirt. I’m thinking those ruffles might be perfect for me! Now just to find a ruffled dress. Visit Mandy to get her tutorial.

Dress to Maxi Skirt Refashion at Sugar Bee Crafts

Maternity Skirt From Men’s Pants

refashioned maternity skirt

I imagine no one wants to spend a bundle on maternity clothes. After all, you aren’t wearing them long – and the super stretchy waistband is often worn only at the end of a pregnancy. If you want some cute maternity clothes, like maybe a skirt, then check out this tutorial from Jen. You might not believe it, but she only spent $.23 on them. I’m so jealous!

Maternity Skirt From Men’s Pants at Monkey See Monkey Do

Turn a Boy’s Wardrobe Into Girl’s Clothing

refashioned cardigan and skirt

Boys grow so quickly don’t they? Sometimes they grow so quickly that they’ve barely worn something before you have to get rid of it. But these tutorials from Nike are so great because they demonstrate that you don’t really have to – just refashion! Nike turned a sweater into a cardigan, pants into a skirt and a henley into a pretty tee. The twist? The refashions turned everything into girl’s clothing. You’re going to love what she did; visit her blog to see more pictures and how she did it.

BOYS hand-me-downs refashioned to make GIRLS outfits at Thrive

Make a Skirt From A Men’s Dress Shirt!

Fonda took inspiration from shirt-to-skirt tutorials — and added her own flair and her own tips to help you try it without the pain! Steal a shirt from your husband (or significant other or purchase it (don’t steal it) from a thrift shop) … and make your own lightweight summer skirt!

Men’s dress shirt to skirt at SouthernScraps


Sew a Preppy Polo Skirt

sew a preppy polo skirt

I’m a striped skirt sort of gal, so this caught my attention right away. Can you believe it was made from a polo shirt? I love the bold stripes, and I can imagine that this is pretty comfortable (AND easy to sew). Visit the tute to make one of your own.

Shirt to Skirt Refashion at It’s Always Autumn

Stenciled Pencil Skirt Refashion!!

If you love a great refashion, you need to check out Brassy Apple. Meg is AMAZING and her site is full of fabulous refashions. One of my all-time favorites is this pencil skirt refashion.

Not only did she transform a dowdy skirt into a super stylish one, she also stenciled a modern print. Come over and see the “before” skirt – you will be amazed. Be sure to check out the entire Stenciled Pencil Skirt Refashion.

Have a Happy Weekend!

Make a Cascading Ruffle Skirt from Old T-Shirts!!


Got old knit t-shirts? Or some favorite knit fabric? Check out Wee Share’s super cute idea for making little girls’ cascading ruffle skirts in fun colors — perfect for girls who love girly, twirly skirts.

The Cascading Ruffle Skirt at Wee Share


Skirt With Fringe Refashion

skirt with fringe refashion

I like to swing my hips every now and again – I mean, who doesn’t? This skirt is perfect for doing a little cha-cha in because it’s got the fancy fringe. And guess what it’s made out of? Two t-shirts. I love it and want one in my own size. Visit the post below to learn how to make it.

Skirts With Fringe: A How-To at Simple Simon & Co