Sewing, Refashioning, Repurposing & Thrifting Through Life

Easy Peasy Skirt & Top to Dress Refashion

on July 3, 2013

Well, here it is July and I’m still plugging away at refinishing that furniture. With the craziness of life and the on/off heat and humidity, I feel like I’ll never get done plus it leaves little time for sewing/thrifting. I do have this very easy top/skirt to dress refashion that I did a while ago.

Actually, this was one of my very first wearable creations. The skirt is a simple black A-line skirt that had a zipper. I don’t have before pictures of the top or skirt but you’re a creative bunch. I wore the skirt quite a bit. The top is probably about 7 or 8 years old. I like the fit and the pattern. I don’t have much red in my wardrobe so I knew I wanted to keep it.


It had short sleeves and ties at the back. For the refashion, I removed the sleeves and the tieback and chopped some of the length off.

For the skirt, I removed the zipper and waistband and sewed up the seam. The fabric had enough give and stretch so a new zipper wouldn’t be necessary.

I then aligned the side seams to the side seams of the skirt and stitched the top to the skirt. Ta-da!





An easy way to get some more life out of a couple of pieces. The last thing I did was finish the seam with some double-fold bias tape to prevent fraying.IMG-20130702-00358


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