Here is a super easy clothing upcycling idea for updating a vintage pencil skirt. Vintage and thrift store pencil skirts are marvelous because they are usually high-waisted and of enduring fabric. Make sure you try the skirt on because very often, vintage clothing cannot be returned. If you are purchasing online, take good measurements of your own natural waist and compare the numbers to the seller's description. Due to vintage sizing, you may have to go up a size and take in the sides to allow for a small waistband.
Ok, now its time to freshen up that once loved skirt! Create a peplum effect with a strip of wide lace in a matching color, or you can even add a pop of color by adding a funky shade.
Upcycling clothing can be easy and quick! Please comment below or post your upcycling ideas and projects!
Hello all! Last year, I was asked to design promotional dance costumes for an event. This was a small budget project so I had to be resourceful, which meant upcycling! Creating these outfits can be a snap. Grab a vintage pencil skirt, shorten it if needed and add some tulle from another vintage dress. The volume that the tulle creates will be super cute! For the tops, I altered some thrift store men's dress shirts and added tulle bows on the back to make a feminine upcycled play on a tuxedo top. Last, create a lace wrist cuff by securing a 4-5 inch piece of lace around the wrist with some snaps, ribbon or velcro. This would be a unique idea for an upcycled halloween costume too!
Jennifer lives in south Louisiana and believes that almost anything can be done yourself.