Another repurposed project! And again from a skirt! This is another skirt I bought in the States at a thrift store. And I actually wore it a few times but I have lost a bit of weight and now it is too big, so I thought I’d do something else with it. I really wanted to make a ruffle scarf, so I scoured the internet for a tutorial that would match the idea I had in my head. Although there are lots of great knit scarf tutorials and also lots of t-shirt-into-scarf tutorials out there, none of them really matched up with what I wanted. So I decided to wing it and make my own!
Here’s the skirt, a nice comfy brown knit skirt with a little flounce at the bottom.
So the first step was to cut off the flounce. Just a little snip-snip with the scissors and that is done!
And then with a skirt that didn’t have quite so much fabric to it, I held it up and, for a moment, considered just keeping it the way it was. It could still look good, right?! 🙂
Nah. Let’s keep going with the project 🙂
After that, I cut off the waistband, and then cut what remained of the skirt into equal sized vertical strips.
Now, I didn’t get any pictures of the rest of the process, but I’ll try to explain it to you 🙂 I sewed all the strips (in the picture above) end-to-end to make one long strip. That would be my main scarf piece. After that, I cut up the waistband and flounce into thinner strips. I sewed those end-to-end too, so I would have two long strips. Each of those strips I sewed up the middle with a big running stitch on my sewing machine and then pulled the threads to gather the long strips into ruffles. Then I sewed those ruffles onto half of the long big scarf piece. I then folded the scarf piece in half and sewed up the edges so that I would have a double-layered scarf. (At one point, Dan walked in on me working on my project and said, “That’s a scarf?!” but by the end he agreed that it looked pretty nice!)
Isn’t it pretty?!
Love that ruffle!
And here’s a picture of me wearing it 🙂 It is pretty thick and heavy… kind of like, well, wearing a skirt around your neck! Ha! But I like it, and I love that I was able to turn my too-big skirt into something that I can wear with a lot of different outfits!