I still have sweaters in my re-purposing pile. LOTS of sweaters. And you know I love me a good knock-off project.
This skirt is from Anthropologie. It retails for $98. They actually have an entire line of sweater skirts and this one is the cheapest! (Evidentally people actually pay that much for an upside-down sweater.) Um…I don’t spend $98 on one skirt…although…that does look pretty comfy…
What I wish I had was a huge (like men’s XXL) gray cable knit, because then I could have made the exact same thing by cutting it across the chest, turning it upside-down, and fitting it around my waist. But I didn’t have a men’s XXL (I might have to look for one this week at Goodwill) I had these:
These were the only 2 coordinating sweaters in my stash that both had extra-wide bands at the bottom. That means mine’s really more of a reference to the original than a knock-off, but whatever, I still got a new skirt for free.
I cut the gray-blue one across the chest just under the arms. (I might turn the arms into a shrug later) but that wasn’t enough length, so I also cut the band from a coordinating sweater to use as a waistband and add a few more inches.
I cut the purple band to my waist measurement, then I trimmed the grayish-blue sweater accordingly.
I sewed up the sides and attached the band to the top. Bonus: No need to hem because the band at the bottom is already finished.
I folded the purple band over because the super thick waistband was a bit too much on my short, curvy frame, but it turned out that the fold was a perfect place to hide a belt to ensure a good fit. 🙂
It’s so comfy! Plus it only took about 45 minutes.
It’s not weird to be getting re-dressed & taking pictures of yourself in the kitchen at 9 pm, right?
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