I love thrift shopping. I love running my hand over the racks, stopping when I feel silk or cashmere. The thrill of finding something I’ve been looking for, or something I can instantly picture in my closet. These days I often wear my son on my back in a Toddler Tula carrier while I shop, and it’s fun to watch him mimic me touching the fabric.
I couldn’t pass up this long silk maxi skirt but decided it wasn’t particularly practical for my day-to-day wear, so I chopped it up and turned it into three shirts! There are a few pictures of each top, and then the steps I took to refashion each style below. I’d love to hear which is your favorite! Mine is the black t-shirt!
Now that I’m relatively confident in my (intermediate) sewing skills, thrifting is even more fun because I can look beyond things that are my size and style! I shared a bunch of tips for shopping with the intent of refashioning and upcycling in this post. If you already have a shirt, read my tips for actually sewing refashions here!
Pin this round up for later, here:
Links to each refashion tutorial:
See how to sew a vintage blouse refashion here.
See how to make a geometric t-shirt refashion here!
See the skirt to shirt refashion, here!