upcycled skort

Sometimes you can find the perfect way to marry the need to make something totally fun and custom, while also filling practical needs for your kids. I’m always on the lookout for fun tee shirts that I can make into a unique item, and a skort is a pretty perfect way to use one if you’re not in need of any kid tees at the moment!

It also happens to be a fast and easy project if you want to get some production line sewing done during a kids clothes week. AND there’s even better news. The pattern I used is free and good! Head to Hey June to grab the PDF

Now, a weird scary Metallica skirt might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but therein lies the beauty of the upcycle. My daughter loves weird scary things, but the likelihood of finding such things in her size at, say, Target is pretty low.

Like me as a kid, Violet doesn’t like to be held back from being wild and crazy by the fear that her underwear will get exposed to everyone. Even now I wear a pair of cut off leggings if I wear a skirt, just in case!

Seriously, that face! Those legs! Hahaha. She looks ready to rumble on our trip to the library……

Do you love to upcycle too? What are some of your favorite things to sew with found fabric?

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