Skirt to Girls’ Summer Top!

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Danielle took a too-short skirt with a cute print … and turned it into this adorable summer top for her daughter! Check out how she did it … and the picture of a kangaroo outside her window (a first for a Refashion Files feature).  You’ll enjoy her how-to instructions, complete with what decisions and trade-offs she had to make. What a great refashion!

Refashion: Girl’s Summer top at One Small Stitch

Summer Top from Old Cardigan!



We’ve all got a cardigan somewhere that’s just not quite right … but it’s so comfy we hate to part with it. Here’s an awesome way to refashion it — in under 30 minutes with your sewing machine. Check out Agy’s easy how-to!

Another Refashion – Upcycle Your Cardigan! at Green Issues by Agy

Light Peasant Top from Men’s T-Shirt!

t-shirt to peasant top


It’s hard to imagine this top started life as an oversized men’s t-shirt! It’s light and airy; perfect for summer. And it’s also simple to make! We love how Michelle made this top — and she shows you how you can make one, too! We love the white, but we can imagine it in many other colors, too!

Tutorial: Lighter Than Air Peasant Top at My Gramma Said

Men’s Checked Shirt to Summer Top!

sun top in sun


We love what Phillipa did with this checked men’s shirt! She turned it into this cute summer top … and you need to see how cool the button-up back is! She gives you a step-by-step walkthrough of how  you can make your own — and even offers some suggested variations!

Men’s Shirt Refashion To Cute Summer Top at Gloria and Me

Make a Breezy Summer Halter from a Scarf!

Tamara found her “go-to” top for the summer — by making this cute halter from a scarf! You might have a great scarf you could refashion just like she did — or you can find one thrifting. Check out her detailed, step-by-step directions for this great idea!

Easy Summer Halter at Etcetorize