Making Stuff: Women’s Plaid Skirt to Toddler Skirt

by This is Carrie on February 4, 2009

Before: A stuffy, plaid, women’s skirt from the thrift store.
After: A fun, flared skirt for Pumpkin. Vintage elastic waistband and hem trim picked up on etsy.
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Cheryl February 4, 2009 at 3:51 pm

I know I rarely leave comments, but I had to tell you Carrie that you are a genius. It blows my mind, your talent, and I’m always impressed with everything you post. Kind of makes me wish I had the sewing talent, rather than a music one!

[Congrats on the 5K, btw. Anything under 30 minutes (imho) is incredible!]

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dandelionmama February 4, 2009 at 4:05 pm

Very, very cute! I’m going to have to try this re-fashioning. I usually just make stuff from scratch, but I have a lot of stuff hanging around that either doesn’t fit anymore or I don’t like for some reason- and I could totally do that!

You really are a genius, Carrie. I look forward, every day, to seeing what you are up to…!

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Mrs. Doodle February 4, 2009 at 9:02 pm

I love this. I saw a skirt in the thrift store the other day and thought about trying to do that to it… you just inspired me to try it. I LOVE that waistband… it totally makes it to me. You are a talented girl.

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Julie February 4, 2009 at 11:36 pm

That turned out so darling.

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Dragon's Dolphin February 5, 2009 at 12:42 am

How CUTE! If you had not told us the cute skirt was made from the stuffy one, I’d have never known it was the same fabric! How absolutely adorable! ~Shelly~

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Kathi D February 5, 2009 at 12:45 am

Lookit that smile, the one that would allow her to have a shiv stuck up under your rib and you would say, “Why thank, you, Pumpkin.”

The skirt is superfab.

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sarah February 6, 2009 at 8:57 pm

I have a skirt just like the one you made for pumpkin. When I bought it I remember thinking man, If I could sew I would totally make this.
http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?itemdescription=true&itemCount=60&id=15642606&parentid=W_APP_SKIRTS&sortProperties=+product.marketingPriority,-product.startDate&navCount=33&navAction=poppushpush&color=01
PS-Your little Pumpkin is adorable and you make the best stuff.

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sarah February 6, 2009 at 9:01 pm

oops I guess the link didn’t work. It was an overpriced urban-renewal skirt. The hand made one you made is much cuter.

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