DIY Sweater Skirt

This closet clean out has not only been good for making space, I’ve reinvented a few things to fill in the missing blanks in my closets (score!).

Next up is a super easy sweater skirt.  I got this idea when I first chopped up a striped tank to create a skirt (see the look) and then did it again a few days later (see the look).  I’d never done it before and it worked out swimmingly… which has since prompted me to chop up other clothes I was planning on donating anyways (see, the perks of cleaning out your closet).

This sweater skirt is super easy.  Take a sweater you don’t wear anymore (the longer, the better as it’ll give you some length to the skirt.  I did this with a shorter sweater and got a mini-skirt… not exactly the look I was going for, but then again, I’m 5’11 so many things end up being short on me) and cut it straight across underneath the arms.  Generally (depending on the fabric) you won’t need to finish the ends (especially if it’s jersey or a thin-knit sweater like this.  The ends will just roll a bit and it’s perfect).  Shimmy into the bottom tube piece, and voila, new (& free) skirt!

Yes, those are OTK boots with a peep-toe

PS – This is my 400th post! Wow!


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