I had been thinking about this project for a long time before I actually found the perfect skirt to re-fashion for the project at Value Village! I had a stash of buttons that I found at the fall Uber-SWAP, and was excited to find some new projects for them.
This style is also super trendy right now, but I always love to try and DIY things instead of purchasing them, and I am SUPER happy with how the skirt turned out!
What You Need:
- Sewing Machine
- Denim/Corduroy Skirt with no zipper at the front
- This skirt should be about 2 inches too big for you to ensure a nice fit at the end
- 5-7 Buttons
- Needle & Thread
- Lay your skirt flat on a table, front side up. Cut down the middle from top to bottom
- Using a sewing machine, hem both sides of the cut you made down the middle to ensure there is no fraying of the denim
- Using a needle and thread, begin sewing your buttons onto the left-side of your skirt, I started at the top, and sewed buttons approximately every 3 inches down.
- Line up the right side of your skirt so that it overlaps the buttons you sewed on
- Using a fabric pencil or sharpie, make marks on the fabric to indicate where to cut. These marks should be directly over where the button is underneath
- Using an exacto-knife or scissors, make a cut large enough to push the button through. Repeat for each button on the skirt
And Ta-Da! You’re very own, easy, Button Down Skirt! See how I’ve styled it with my Tohe USA Bag Below!