Resize A Skirt

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Hello Readers. Sometimes clothes don't fit the way we want them to fit. That is the beauty of refashioning and upcycling clothing. We can make the clothes fit the ways we want. Do you ever want to change the size of a skirt? This post is about changing the size of an A-line shaped skirt to make it fir and keep that flattering "A" shape.

Here is a before and after picture of my project.

The first thing I did was try the skirt on inside out and mark with chalk where I wanted the skirt to fit on my waist. The chalk will wash out and it really helps me to get the fit right. Some people just use their body measurements but I like to actually put the clothe on and see how they feel.

This skirt had a very flattering A-line shape. I didn't want to change that shape. I just wanted to take the waist in a couple inches. This video walks you through the process I used to make the size changes I wanted.

This skirt was way too long on me. I am quite short so I usually need to shorten my clothes to fit me well. This skirt needed a big cut in length. It was an easy fix. First I decided the length I wanted. I cut off the excess fabric off and got it out of my way.

There are 2 sets of stitches in this picture. When I hemmed the skirt I used a zigzag stitch to make sure it wouldn't fray. I zigzag-ed my way around the whole skirt hem. I sewed right on the edge of the fabric to make the raw edge nice and neat. The second step was to turn the edge under and stitch it down with a straight stitch. This made a nice looking hem with out any unnecessary bulk.

My new skirt fit well and it had the A shape I wanted to keep. Thanks for reading along, now go make something fun for yourself.


Suggested materials:
  • Skirt   (Hand-me-down)
  • Thread   (Sewing Supply Store)

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