I wasn’t planning a post today but I just decided I wanted to share. I’m kind of proud of myself.
You see, several months ago I saw this skirt at Anthropologie and fell in love with the Tria Sweater Skirt.
The price tag was $128.00 – a little out of my budget. So I do what I usually do and wait it out, hoping the item makes it to the sale room. Well, The Tria Sweater Skirt never made it. Guess too many people thought it was as cute as I did.
So I decided to take matters into my own hands and make my own. I made a trip to Goodwill where I found a gray, heathered man’s sweater. Picked up a bit of trim and felted wool from the fabric store and got to work.
And I made this….
So you will notice, mine is not exactly the same. I was going from memory when I was working on it and I put my ruffles in a different order but I think I might like my little artistic change better than the original.
I love my skirt! The best part is – it only cost me about $8.00 and about an hours worth of work!! I can’t tell you how many comments on I get on it – in fact a sweet gal stopped me in Walgreen’s yesterday (as I was buying cold medicine for my sick Tessa)and asked if I ever considered making them and selling them.
For a tutorial on how I turn the sweater into a skirt check my original Anthropologie Inspired Skirt here. I’ve got a few more in the works too I’ll share after I get done sewing 3 vintage dresses for Tessa for her part as Amber in Hairspray!!
If you haven’t checked out Tessa’s giveaway for another cute item I made be sure and pay her a visit. Giveaway ends soon!! It will cheer her up too if you enter – she is home sick in bed today.