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create a cozy new skirt in a flash!
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…”

(check out my leaf jumping foolishness above…)

Here’s how to whip up your own salute to Dickens leaf-jumping skirt in minutes!

Posted by Confessions of a Refashionista from Toronto, Ontario, Canada • Published See Confessions of a Refashionista's 66 projects »
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  • How to recycle a sweater into a skirt. A Tale Of Two Sweaters - Step 1
    Step 1

    Grab a couple of funky, stretchy knits

  • How to recycle a sweater into a skirt. A Tale Of Two Sweaters - Step 2
    Step 2

    decide which you prefer for the bottom of the skirt & chop it in half under the arms

  • How to recycle a sweater into a skirt. A Tale Of Two Sweaters - Step 3
    Step 3

    take the other sweater & slice it 15 – 20cms from the bottom hem (this will soon be your waistband)

  • How to recycle a sweater into a skirt. A Tale Of Two Sweaters - Step 4
    Step 4

    Measure from one side of your waist to the other, subtract a few centimeters to allow for stretch & cut your nearly done waistband to size. Stitch the ends together…and you’re done!

  • How to recycle a sweater into a skirt. A Tale Of Two Sweaters - Step 5
    Step 5

    pop it over the almost-a-skirt right sides facing, raw edges lined up & sew together

  • How to recycle a sweater into a skirt. A Tale Of Two Sweaters - Step 6
    Step 6

    as always zigzag over top of the outside seam for extra strength

  • How to recycle a sweater into a skirt. A Tale Of Two Sweaters - Step 7
    Step 7

    and you’re done!

  • How to recycle a sweater into a skirt. A Tale Of Two Sweaters - Step 8
    Step 8

    Pop it on & enjoy the crisp air in your cozy new skirt!

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