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Recycling Project - Wrap Skirt

This is a very simple recycling project that uses an old skirt that is very large. I decided to turn it into a wrap skirt. Can anything be easier than that? :) Here is the skirt. It had a damaged waistband and hem so I cut those away. Then I cut the skirt down one side so that it becomes a long piece of cloth like this. This is long enough to be made into a wrap skirt. Here, I sewed darts along the top of the skirt in order to create a shape. This will make the top part of the skirt taper to fit the body better. I made 6 darts for the wrap skirt. Next, I sewed the waistband of the skirt, as well as the sides to make it neater. The ties are from an old garment. I cut them off and used those for the wrap skirt. You can see where I attached the ties in the photo. I also cut some scrap fabric from the old skirt and made it into a pocket. And that's it! The wrap skirt is done!

Recycling Project - Skirt

This is a quick hand-sewn project and an idea for those looking for ways to recycle or upcycle their old crochet. This skirt features a layered design using the following recycled materials: Old small crocheted shawl no longer used Printed dress that got torn and cut in half; the upper part is used as a top and the lower part is used as the base skirt for this project Scrap pieces of printed fabric Old fancy eyelash yarn from stash - I am trying to reduce my yarn stash Buttons from old sweater Half slip no longer used because the waistband elastic is not very good anymore   First, I cut and repair small torn areas of the lower half of a printed dress which serves as the base for the skirt. I sew edges as neatly as possible. Second, I cut scrap pieces of printed fabric to make a wide waistband for the skirt. The pieces of fabric are short, so they are joined together to go around the waistband. I joined 4 pieces of fabric for the waistband. I used 4 buttons fr