Skirts DIY

Knitted outdoor skirt

This skirt is knitted from various types of left over yarn. I’ve added a huge linnen which makes it wearable outdoors and in wintertime. The waistline has an elastic inside. Waist: 86-92 cm. Length: 85 cm. Corresponds to approx. size 44. Find more Redesigns in your size HERE. Washing on wool program and in a laundrybag due to the varity of yarns. This will keep the shape, softness and airiness intact. Washing on 60 degrees delicate wash makes the knitting more tight and less soft.


From black and simple to black and feminine

This very simple black skirt was missing something. Maybe a bit of colour or at least something to make it more fun and femine. She skirt consists of two layers. The outer layer is a bit transparent and I found a way to make use of that. I added a lace on the lower part of the inner layer, and found another lace that was almost similar but only a bit wider, and added that to the lower part of the outer layer. Now you get a glimpse of the inner lace at the same time as you clearly see the outer lace. As you can see, it didn’t take much effort to get a more fun and feminine skirt, which even has a bit more swing because of the lace.

From squaredanceskirt to tight skirt

This fabulous squaredanceskirt, cut round like a sun, had 2-3 layers of fabric. This was combined with another skirt that fitted the hips tight. Both skirts were cut in half and the other half can be reused into new skirts. Remember to reuse linning and pockets. As demonstrated in the pictures below, I shortened the skirt by hand and as you can see, not even that makes it perfect. To make the innerside a bit nicer and less uneven, I added a ribbon on top at the end. On the outside of the skirt, it was easy to see that I’d sewed by hand and therefor I added a lace on the transition between the two skirts.  

Adding a bit feminity to an ordinary Jeans-skirt

I love this skirt, but having used it for several seasons, I wanted to add some changes to it. I found a matching lace and sewed it onto the lower edge. When washing lace, always use laundrybags to keep it safe.

From my husbands sweater to a knitted skirt.

I’m sure a lot of closets has old knitted shirts, that are not used today. Maybe they’re to small or to big or no longer trendy. This shirt was turned upside down, I cut of the sleeves and added some of the sleeves to the linnen. Usually it’s a good idea to use shirts that are to big for you, because you have to include space for the sewing. The sleeves might also be redesigned as legwarmers like THESE.

From oldfashioned and boring to vintage

It all began with a skirt in a solid colour. Bought in a recycle shop for 30 DKK. Then I added some few roces and a lace on the lower edge.

Two ordinary skirts became more colorfull

Combining these two skirts, that I never wore, I suddenly had a new skirt with a much more sophisticated design. Always reuse linnings and zippers. Sometimes wastebands with rubberbands makes your waistline look big. And that is not necessary.

A black heavy skirt, very ordinary and stylish. To ordinary if you ask me. By adding ties, it made this skirt fun to wear and by wearing it I always get funny remarks. Below I show you examples with both 2 and 4 ties. 

A pair of worn-out pants + a skirt = new skirt

My old pants was worn-out on the lower part of the legs. And this yellow and black skirt had an awful shape in the waist. By using the slim waist, that fitted me perfectly, I kept the skirt and its linnen.

Knitted skirt with sequins

This skirt is knitted of 100% Viscose yarn with sequins. I’ve prepared for inserting elastic in the waistband, or you can leave it out, just as you please. I recommend wash in a Woolprogram and in a laundrybag. Place it on a table to dry on a towel. You’ll find the recipe HERE. Lenght: 89 cm. Waist loose: 88 cm. Waist slightly stretched out: 100 cm. Corresponds to approx. size 44/46.

Fun and light summerskirt with gypsie-look

Combine this fun summerskirt with shirts and/or leggings to some of the many colours in the skirt; lime, pink, brown, black and with gold pearls. Elastic in the waist. Waist 66-100 cm. Length 63 cm. This skirt is perfect for the girl/woman who wants to show slightly bigger hips, but also good for a size approx. 40/42.

White cottonskirt with tie adding to the size

In order to show how to increase the size of a skirt, or dress, in an easy way, I’ve added a tie in the left side of this white cottonskirt. The skirt has a white cottonlinnen which adds to the softness of the dress. To make a pretty waistband all the way through, because the tie is going all the way up through the waistline, I’ve added a lace to finalize the work; as you can see from the pictures to the left in bellow picture collage. Length 68 cm. Waist 88 cm. Corresponds approx to a size 40. I recommend that you wash the skirt in 30 degrees Finewash.

Skirt in cottonstretch

This skirt was originally a dress. I cut it in half because the upper part of the dress became too tight. And since the fabric is soft to wear, and still looks good, I didn’t want to throw out an entire dress. I’ve added an elastic piece of lace and straps in the waistline. No zipper is necessary because the fabric stretches after your bodyshape. Waist 86-94 cm. Length 56 cm. Width below 110 cm. Corresponds to approx a size 38/40. 

Two skirts combined to one

One of the skirts makes the foundation of the outer layer of this new skirt. I’ve cut it open in 4 places and added colourful zippers. The other skirt makes the foundation of an inner skirt which is visible where the zippers are added. Waist 86 cm. Length 74 cm. Corresponds to approx. a size 38/40. I recommend that you wash it in 30 degrees Finewash and preferably in a laundrybag.  

From sweatshirt to skirt and legwarmers

This sweatshirt is made of such a heavy and comfy fabric; 60% Cotton and 40% Polyester, that I had to try and redesign it. And the result became this nice skirt. First I cut of the sleeves, turned it upside down and added an elegant piece of English embroidery. If the linnin doesn’t fit you perfectly, I can add a wide elastic within. A lace was added at one end of the sleeves and elastic at the other end. This way it fits tight to either boots or shoes. Washingguide: In a laundrybag due to the laces and in 30 degrees delicate program or Woolprogram. Width on top of skirt: From 100-120 cm. Width by the lace: 112 cm (not elastic). Length: 67 cm. Corresponds to approx. size 44/46.

From pants and Pashminashawl to skirt

My husbands retired Pinewood zipp-off pants made of “parachute fabric” was combined with a soft Pashminashawl. And now it’s a skirt. The colours from both items are matching and the belt is a piece cut of from the shawl. Waist: 84 cm. Length: 78 cm. Corresponds to approx. size 42. I recommend 30 degrees delicate wash, preferably in a laundrybag due to the shawl. As many of my other redesigns, it has been washed after redesigning. 

From knitted Mohair to skirt

I’ve always loved this knitted Mohairshirt. But it became too small. Instead of giving it away I cut of the sleeves, turned it upside down and now it’s a sweet skirt for the Petite woman or at least a size 38. In the picture I had to hold my breath to show it to you. Length: 50 cm. Corresponds to approx. size 38740. If you prefer to wear it with an underskirt, I’ve got one in the same colour. But the knitted Mohairskirt is not transparent.

From Jeans to skirt

Two different redesigns for a Jeansskirt. The first skirt was worn out and replaced by a new later on. Waist: 87-88 cm. Length: 70 cm. Corresponds to approx. size 40/42.

From Joggingpants and a dress to skirt

A pair of joggingpants with too short legs, a black dress that had started to faint and pieces from a sweater was redesigned to a skirt. All the fabrics are very soft thus it makes a good and comfy skirt now. Waist: 82-96 cm which makes it fit sizes from 42 to 48. Length: 90 cm.

A tieskirt

At first it was a jacket. Then I cut the jacket in half. Now it’s a skirt and you can zip it upside down and downside up. I think ties are fun to work with because they tell so many stories. Both serious and fun stories. All the ties that I’ve used in my redesigns are washed and ironed. If you like the tie design then you can look forward to many more redesigns including ties. The skirt has also been washed and I recommend that you wash the skirt in a laundrybag on a Woolprogram because some of the ties are made of Silk. You only need to iron the smooth lanes and then I recommend to place a damped piece of cloth over the ties before you iron them. Waist: 98 cm. Length: 62 and 78 cm. Corresponds to approx. size 46/48.  

From buttons to zipper

Originally this imitation suede had buttons in the front. By replacing the buttons with matching fabric and a zipper I increased by at least a couple of sizes. Length: 53 cm. Waist: 97 cm. Corresponds to approx. size 44/46. I recommend wash in 30 degrees delicate wash, preferably in a laundrybag due to zipper and laces. Remember to close the zipper before wash.

From long partyskirt to short skirt now suitable for job as well as party

I shortened the skirt and kept the linnen and the outer chiffon. In order to protect the chiffon I added a velvetband. The linnen is made by the heavy fabric from the corsage and thus gives a good firm feeling and a good grip on the fabric as such. I’ve added various ties beneath the chiffon which gives a cloudy view to the ties. Length: 52 cm. Waist:  82 cm. Corresponds to approx. size 40/42. Zipper at the back.  

Skirt made of furniturefabric

This skirt is made of two different pieces of furniturefabric. The linnen is from another skirt. The new skirt has a blue zipper in the left side, opening top-down and an orange zipper in the right side opening down-up. The skirt has been washed on a 30 degrees delicate program and thus it will keep the shape it has now. Remember to close both zippers before wash. In addition I recommend that you wash the skirt in a laundrybag. Further details on the blouse, look under: BLOUSES. Waist: 92 cm. Middle of the skirt: 106 cm. Length: 49 cm. Corresponds to approx. size 44. 

From a pair of piratepants and a skirt to a new skirt

In my mind these piratepants was quite ordinary and I decided to combine them with a skirt. Waist min: 66 cm. Waist max: 90 cm. Hips: 90 cm. Corresponds to approx. size 34. Note that the lace is not elastic. I recommend wash in laundrybag due to the laces and the fabric is very silky like. 30 degrees delicate wash. 

Two ordinary skirts became a new colourful skirt

This sweet and very ordinary Jeansskirt is now combined with another sweet summerskirt. The Jeansskirt is made of 75% Viscose and 25% Cotton. The other skirt is made of 100% Cotton and has much more width. Waist: 82 cm. Hips: 106 cm. Length: 83 cm. Corresponds to approx. size 42/44. 

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