DIY for 2012

3 Jan

I’m starting my 2012 with some fun projects around the house which I hope to share with you all as I get to them. This first project is one that I have wanted to try for a while…a simple sweater skirt. I’m not sure what the trends are in Sweden at the moment, but this winter sweater-skirts have been all the rage. The one pictured below is from a very popular store Anthropologie and costs $98!

I thought I’d try making my own version and the results were great- few materials + easy assembly = great winter skirt! Here’s my process:

Bought a $3.50 sweater at the thrift store.

Used my favorite skirt as the pattern and traced directly onto the sweater with a red marker.

Sewed up the sides.

Added 3/4 inch elastic to the top.

And vio-la– new skit!

I’m so pleased with the results that I bought a few more sweaters at the thrift store to make more.

To crafting more in 2012,



Jag börjar 2012 med lite olika projekt hemma som jag ska försöka dela med er här. Först ut är ett projekt som jag velat testa länge – en “tröj-kjol”! Jag är mycket nöjd med resultatet och har redan köpt ett gäng tröjor till på loppis som jag ska göra om till fler kjolar. 


3 Responses to “DIY for 2012”

  1. Sarah Rose January 3, 2012 at 19:36 #

    So cool! I hope you’re planning on making one for meeeee ; ) Pretty please?

  2. deborahbidwell January 3, 2012 at 16:57 #

    great Idea, how did you keep the sweater from fraying at the edges?

    • britaandelsa January 3, 2012 at 17:33 #

      thanks! The bottom hem of the skirt is what used to be the hem of the sweater. I aligned my pattern so it would match with the bottom of the sweater so there would be no need to create a new hem. On the top of the skirt, I inclosed the elastic into the upper hem which secured the waistband and kept it from fraying.

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