My sister’s flatmate has just had a wardrobe purge. After the other flatmates sifted through the discards for themselves, my sister scooped up the leftovers and sent them my way. Yippee!
Among the treasures was this batwing top. The fabric colour with the textured stripes is gorgeous! Love that. The style? It’s blah. Don’t love that. I felt shapeless and swamped.
After playing around with it in the mirror for half an hour, I opted to make it into a skirt.
First I stitched the armholes closed.
Attached some elastic around the neck. (P.S. I always unpick and save lengths of good elastic before old clothing goes to the rubbish. This stuff is from Hubby’s old shorts.)
I made a few extra tucks in the fabric at the front for pleats. When I wear it, I’ll turn the elastic over to the inside so you won’t see it. I also didn’t want any topstitching to ruin the drape effect, so I only did the one line of stitching.
Lastly, I lifted the back hem a little.
And because we all love a good before/after shot: