Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Skirt into Infinity Scarf

I’m a little bit obsessed with scarves lately. Last weekend I made two! I’m sharing the scarf I made out of a skirt.

For Halloween, I bought a skirt for $3.99 at a thrift store as part of my costume as Professor Trelawney from Harry Potter.


My husband was Professor Snape. Striking resemblance, isn’t it?

Anyways, I knew I’d never wear that skirt again. But I loved the yellow in it. So, I made it into a scarf.


Here’s what I started with.



I tried to rip out the stitches around the elastic, but it wasn't working. Instead, I just chopped the top off. In hindsight, I should have made the cut a little straighter.



 Then I chopped off the bottom. What I was left with was one big loop. I had no idea how long it'd be. But I love the length!


Then I hemmed up each side. This is where I wish my cut had been straighter. Good thing it's a scarf and it's ok if it's a little big wonky.

My final product:

I love it!

From skirt to scarf:

It's one of my favorite refashions!

11 comments :

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what a clever idea

Brave Brooke said...

Awesome way to recycle!

Jordan McCollum said...

Ooh, I love it! Now you can make like 3 more from the rest of the skirt ;) .

You know, I have an off-white silk skirt a little like that (the one I'm wearing in this picture: http://www.mamablogga.com/pregnancy-and-maternity-costumes/ )and the elastic broke. I keep wondering what I should do with it...

april@gingerbread said...

thank you for the sweet comment....Im your newest follower!

Maranda said...

Ok, so that's why I didn't get either of your costumes. But I LOVE that scarf! It looks soooo awesome. The color is a lot richer than it originally looked too. And the best part is the little bit of sparkle in it. LOVE it!

SpindleJigs said...

very cool!!! I love the color

Tracy said...

Wow that is a transformation.
I have to try this, my daughter is into scarves right now :)

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

Great idea! I love how it turned out!

Marilyn said...

I super love this.. Neat idea.. So pretty...

Heather Landry said...

Really great transformation! I think you should do more with the rest of the skirt! The other colors are pretty too!

Jutta said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for visiting, am following you around now :-)
Love
Jutta

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