Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Vintage transformation

Hey girls,

I bought this gold, glittery cardigan off Ebay in winter 2010. It was only about $15- max. I love the material it is made out of. So I've decided to incorporate it into my spring/summer wardrobe by turning it into a high waisted mini skirt! 

The pictures probably don't do justice to how sparkly and gorgeous the material is. Here is some before and after shots. So what do you think?!  

Blue beaded top is from Miss Selfridge.
Shoes are from Wittner.


Before- Front. Buttons done up.
Before- Back


 



















Finished









Want to make one yourself?

1. Lay cardigan on floor with buttons up.
2. Begin cutting from the base of the sleeves and work your way up until you cut in line with where the neckline closes.
3. Sew along the egde of the seam that runs down the middle to close the opening on the cardigan.
4. Turn skirt inside out and sew a side seam along the left and right edge to to bring the skirt in to the required width. (I didn't measure myself. I used trial and error to get it right.)
5. Cut any excess/bulk material off the edges of each side seam.
6. Using an overlocker or your zig zag stitch run the machine alone those side seams you have just sewn to eliminate fraying of the fabric.
7. Do the same to the waist are of the skirt.
8. Fold the waist of your skirt inwards approx 3 cm and sew along the edge leaving 4 -5cm open.
9. Insert your elastic (width 2cm) and sew the edges together.
10. Close the gap in the waist seam and you're done!



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Xox Soph

59 comments:

  1. Faboulous skirt!U're very good at sewing! Thanks for participating in my giveaway

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  2. Wow, this is so creative! I love it. Skirt looks gorgeous.
    Am now following, great blog.

    Ekaete xx

    www.redlipsandroses.blogspot.com

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  3. Your blog is lovely! This is a wonderful DIY, the end result is gorgeous and looks fabulous on you!
    I'm your newest follower!
    Would you follow me? www.avenuemaria.blogspot.com
    xoxo

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  4. Wow this is great! I love your blog. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog, following each other would be great! Following you now. X http://viewsofnow.blogspot.com/

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  5. yay! a blogger from Australia, I'm so happy! haha I love your blog and just followed :) thats such a creative idea by the way, the skirt looks amazing afterwards :) xx

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  6. Ha wow this is fantastic! What is it with Aussies having the best DIY sites!? I'm going to try and have a go at this - which I had your legs though! xxx

    www.southmoltonststyle.com

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  7. hi, thanks for visiting my blog.
    I really like the transformation of this cardigan, this is a great and easy diy. :)
    would love to follow you.

    Have a great day,
    Love,
    Barby

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  8. That is so pretty...i'm sold on anything that sparkles!

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  9. That is so innovative! awesomee

    xoxojc
    anurban-explorer.blogspot.com/

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  10. Wow, great job! I love diy. You paired it very nicely with that sparely turquoise top. Awesome!

    Aryn
    Driftwood and Daydreams

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  11. I really like what you did with it, but it does look short! Anyway, you can pull it off!

    Sam

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  12. Wow! Great blog and photos! I love it :)

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  13. You are so creative! who would've though that oversized sweater could become a beautiful skirt?! well done :)

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  14. eeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkk! NO WAY!!! I LOVE THIS!!!!! SO AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME! :D

    Hi by the way! :D Thank you for stopping by my blog yesterday! :D So glad we crossed cyber paths and I am DEF. following your blog!
    :D
    xoxo!
    Des.

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  15. 1st of all ur very beautiful,n the fashion taste n photos here r beyond it i love
    Bdw come thru my blog some time

    chuchu-chulala.blogspot.com/

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  16. You are so creative! Love what you've done with the card, good multitasking. Are you a designer?

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  17. thanks so much for your comment on my last post!!

    Im your new follower! hope you'll be my new follower too!!!
    kiss
    www.thecurlylady.blogspot.com

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  18. Im definitely going to do this in the future! I had no idea you could turn a cardigan into a skirt, Ive been scared the buttons will come undone?

    I am following you!

    xo
    http://ourbeautyphilosophy.blogspot.com/

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  19. Awesome job!
    Of course I follow you, then follow me back?
    xoxo

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  20. Amazing post!
    You're idea to follow each other is great!

    Follow you...Hope you will follow me as soon you can :)

    http://fashioncareofwoman.blogspot.com

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  21. Hi soph. :)

    Thanks for teh comment, you are just so right.

    Your blog is cool and so creative. I just followed it :)

    http://senyoritalakwachera.blogspot.com/

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  22. Lovely diy! ^^ It was a nice sweater but even cutier as a skirt. ;) Suits you well!

    Nice blog all in all.


    xx indie by heart

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  23. Great idea!!
    Of course I'll follow!
    Hope you follow me back!
    www.theglamourousworld.blogspot.com
    xo DC

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  24. Omg!Great idea!!!!
    I love your new mini skirt:)
    So cuteeeee!
    Thanks for your lovely comment,so I found your blog...it's very nice!!
    I added to your followers:)
    I'm very happy if you follow me too
    Have a great day:)
    Xoxo
    Mary
    Fashion tea at 5

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  25. Wowwww.. it's a good idea...
    Love your blogg!!


    I'm following you now!!

    Feel free to check and follow my blog.
    I'm a new blogger :)Keep in touch.

    http://kekeangela.blogspot.com/

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  26. wowww, I love it!, xoxo.


    silviajani.blogspot.com

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  27. Very creative ;) By the way, we are from Brisbane and our store is currently located online only.

    xx

    Thessy & YIota
    SABO SKIRT

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  28. Hey, thank you for your message on my blog ;)
    Followed you not because you asked for a follow for follow but because you're talented!
    I love how you transformed this into a skirt :)
    Looks very pretty!

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  29. Cool! Thank you for sharing! Following!<3<3

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  30. I can´t find the follow button but I will be checking you blog! <3

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  31. wow love it!

    http://filthylittlethings.blogspot.com/ xx

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  32. Great! I didn´t know this! I am following you now! <3<3

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  33. LOOOOVE what you've done to the cardi, looks great.

    J x

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  34. Cute blog! I totally would not have guessed that the skirt was made from a cardi!

    http://confessionsofabeauty-holic.blogspot.com/

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  35. Hey! Love your blog! I tried to follow you but I couldn't find the link. :/ You should check out my blog! http://www.bangsnbesos.blogspot.com Thanks!

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  36. clever idea^^ lovely blog, definitely following! xxx

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  37. Hi dear, thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, your blog is lovely and yes I am interested in following each other, I am then following you with google friend connect and wait for you to do the same and I have to say this DIY is wonderful, amazing transformation of the shirt in a skirt! :) Kisses

    Pop Culture&Fashion Magic

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  38. That's such a great idea! Those buttons down the front make it so cute.

    I'm a new follower! :)

    Stay Beautiful,
    Ren
    http://rosesarerenfashion.blogspot.com/

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  39. Your photos are awesome.
    This is the best post i've seen in a long time!

    Definitely going to follow you now,
    I hope you can follow me too?

    Stoleninspiration.com

    Kendra
    x

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  40. Great Idea!! love the whole outfit!Going to follow your blog now :) x

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  41. I dear thank u for your comment! yeah sure, we could follow each other!i'm folliwing u;=)

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  42. Awesome idea babe, looks fantastic on. You can get the same look with a men's large shirt and make a skirt or dress without cutting it! Love that look! x

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  43. Stunning, never would've have thought of making a cardi into a skirt! Loving the DIY, (BTW the ruffle top was amazing too!)

    Follow for a follow?
    xx Kiki
    creala-femme@blogspot.com

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  44. Hey I’m Melissa! A blogger from the UK, blogging about everything including cosmetics, fashion, jewellery, music and more! It would be an honour if you could join my blog! I really love your blog and I have joined it! I also have twitter: @MeowwItsMelissa
    Thank you and keep up the amazing work!
    Melissa x

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  45. thanks for the wonderful comment on my blog, following you if you like to follow me it beautyalchemy@blogspot.com
    ps you may want to check out the clothes by Mint Velvet! x

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  46. gorgeous!
    now following :)
    xx

    share the love? eye_spy

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  47. Wow, you really are talented! What a gorgeous fabric!

    I am happy to follow you back :-)

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  48. that's a cool DIY, I love altering my clothes as well.. take care!

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  49. Amazing! Thank u very much for a comment in my blog. OK, I'm ur new follower. Maybe u too?

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  50. you look amazing, love your skirt, gold soooo trendy today...
    http://aprettylife13.blogspot.com/

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