Skirt Refashion: How to make a button skirt

12 Nov 2010

button skirt front & back

I made this skirt one afternoon last week and it's already become one of my favourites as it hangs so nicely is comfy to wear. I refashioned it from a longer skirt that I found in a charity shop (it was originally from Precis, so it's a really nice quality and was worth salvaging). The fabric is a thick, silky polyester with a sheen. I don't tend to wear brown, but the weight and texture of the fabric is just lovely.

button skirt spin

The basic idea when making this skirt is to salvage the waistband and reattach it to a shorter length skirt, whilst creating a button front. It might sound like a long-winded thing to do when I could just cut the skirt shorter, but the original pleats were ripped and I like my pleats more ruffly. You could add in a side zip instead of all the buttons down the front, but I just love this look, and it's an excuse to use some of the pretty buttons I have in my stash.

button skirt front

Here's a quick 'how to'...

Cubic Dreams: Button Skirt Tutorial

Daily wear: big spots

11 Nov 2010


Top: Uniqlo
Skirt: Charity shop
Coat: Urban Outfitters
Tights: Sainsburys
Shoes: Crocs
Necklace: Charity shop
Poppy pin

I bought this pleated skirt for a couple of pounds several weeks ago, and finally got around to adjusting the size of the waist to make it fit perfectly. I love how it peeks out of the bottom of my coat: it adds a bit of sunshine to this dreary, windy, wet weather.