DIY: Maxi skirt to flouncy tunic | Thriftanista in the City

10.15.2012

DIY: Maxi skirt to flouncy tunic

So I'm sitting at home thinking about this great skirt I thrifted ages ago. It's a little too big and quite blah on my body. I put it on and was trying to decide how I was going to fix it. Chop it? Take it in? As you may already know, what I want to do and actually get around to doing are two different animals. Instead, I fashioned it into a top! Do you like it?

I'm not even sure this qualifies as a DIY. There's no sewing, pinning, painting, etc. involved. I placed the skirt over my head. Put on a vest and shaped the skirt up with my hands. Voila!

UPDATE: I demo'd how I did it on my vlog! Check it out.












Completely thrifted!
aviator sungasses // AF / thrifted
vest // Ann Taylor Loft /thrifted
skirt worn as blouse // Lee / thrifted
jeans // / thrifted
loafers // Nordstrom / thrifted

In other news: I'm selling 4 pairs of Joe's Jeans on eBay. If you're a size 27, check it out. Thanks!

22 comments

Priya said...

This is amazing! Love it! I still don't know how you did it even though you explained how simple it was! How did you make the sleeves?!

Carla said...

Talk about thinking outside the box!!!! Great idea, and looks even greater on...........

YUMMommy said...

Oh wow, that's neat idea! I would never know that shirt is really a skirt. It's a wonder how versatile clothes are these days.

Ally @ Fever Thrift said...

You are so stinking creative. It looks awesome- the folds and fit look very high fashion :)

Laila @OnlyLaila said...

Love it, you are so creative. And I like the folds in the arms!

Windy City Mama said...

I'll try to demo it when my nose destuffs and stops running. :) The "sleeves" are just the skirt separated by the vest....and that expianation probably doesn't help....

Windy City Mama said...

Thanks Carla!

Windy City Mama said...

Working with what I have!

Windy City Mama said...

Awww. Thanks Ally!

Windy City Mama said...

Thanks Laila!

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

Great vest and really hugs your body and accentuates your figure.

Visiting from Monday MIngle.
Daphne.
http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com/2012/10/who-is-wearing-kika_15.html

Mimi said...

Looks great on you! I wish I was a size 27!

melody-mae said...

This is the coolest idea EVER!

Chandra said...

This is vlog worthy! I love a girl who can think outside the box and create the unthinkable! Love it!

Windy City Mama said...

Thank you Daphne!

Windy City Mama said...

Thanks Mimi!

I wish I was a 27 too! I Love them so. That muffin though? Extreme.

Windy City Mama said...

Thanks Melody!

Windy City Mama said...

Vlogged!

Shana said...

Love this!!! hmmm I'm a 27!!!! haha crap...my husband will kill me if I buy one pair of jeans..heck he thinks I'm a jean hoarder..along with a dress hoarder and shoe hoarder...ahh well...Love this lady! Thanks for linking up!! so happy to visit ;O)

Shana
ColorBlind
Thrifters Anonymous Monday Link Up

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

How creative are you? Love it!

Windy City Mama said...

Thanks for stopping by Shanna! I can't get anyone to take these off of my hands! I guess I'll have to save them for inspiration.

Windy City Mama said...

Thank you Kristin!

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