DIY | Refashion a Jersey Skirt 5 Ways

unflattering jersey skirt DIY-cropped

begin with an unflattering skirt

refashion a jersey skirt DIY 1

preferably in a jersey knit

* I don’t doubt these skirts will come back in style, and while it does hit at the right point of my knee to flatter my leg, there’s too much going on around the waist, which is supposed to sit on the hips = unflattering.

What to do with it?

refashion a skirt DIY -tutorial

Cut it!

refashion a jersey skirt DIY 2

* Lying flat, measure up about 5-6 inches from the bottom and make a cut at the side seam. You may choose to cut both layers together {carefully} or cut a single layer all the way around

Creating . . .

an infinity scarf

infinity scarf diy

* I wrapped mine three times for a layered look …twisting it will give it a knew look

Or …cut it at a seam

make a scarf out of an old skirt

and wear it as a belt

refashion a skirt into a belt diy

or wear it as a turban

refashion a skirt into a fashion turban

This easy DIY most resembles the Unisex Circle Scarf and the Unisex Jersey Scarf both from American Apparel. This little guy really has endless wearable options. See what you can come up with.

Have Fun!

diy turban

* Wearing a black Ali Ro dress from GILT {Ali Ro is on sale now but this dress is from last year …and rides up and puckers on the sides …handleable but not ideal} ~ Nicholas Kirkwood stilettos and Tom Ford cat eye sunglasses ~ Hair: dirty 😉

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.



    October 12, 2010 |

    Great ideas! I don’t like to throw any clothes away and this just gave me some new thoughts on skirts =) x

  • { aggie }

    October 12, 2010 |

    This is an amazing DIY. So many looks to choose from!

  • Lorena

    October 12, 2010 |

    Well done.
    My fave was the scarf –
    While watching the video I freaked a little thinking
    “dude she posted the wrong video, this is a striptease for her husband” but then I saw it was just me thinking the wrong thing!

  • Sadie's Momma

    October 12, 2010 |

    I love this! I have plenty of clothes that I need to cut up and revamp. 🙂 The belt look is my favorite! And I loved when you threw the scissors down on the patio. It kind of cracked me up. 🙂

  • Mawiyah

    October 12, 2010 |

    The belt was my fav – the scarf was cute 2… Thanks!! 🙂

  • amelia

    October 12, 2010 |


    …i am currently searching my house for skirts I can destroy…lol

  • beba

    October 12, 2010 |

    Hah, great, it seems like you always have fun with your DIYs. I like the turban look the most, it suits you really well!

    And your sunglasses are sexy!

    Peace and love!

  • Craftmaker

    October 12, 2010 |

    Great DIY. Super easy, and with so many different ways to wear it.

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  • Stavroula

    October 12, 2010 |

    Really cool ideas!!! 😉

  • silvia Navarro

    October 12, 2010 |

    great post!!your blog is very nice!!!!!


  • Patti

    October 12, 2010 |

    OMG! I just did the same thing with a leopard mini skirt I found at Goodwill. I knew the skirt was too short for my 52 year old self, but loved the material and knew I could use it for something. Brought it home, cut it in two pieces and sewed it back together. One infinity scarf for me and one for my daughter!

  • Life is Reed-iculous!

    October 12, 2010 |

    i’ve been cutting clothes i don’t wear since i was a girl. i have lots of scarves/belts from the oh so popular jersey skirt phase! great post as always!

  • 6roove

    October 12, 2010 |

    wow, great idea!

  • Amber

    October 12, 2010 |

    You are my hero!!!! Cool idea- I totally have a skirt to do this to- love the eternity scarf idea! Thank you soooooooo much for sharing your creativeness!! *MUAH*

  • Amber's Notebook

    October 12, 2010 |

    You’re so creative! Love it!

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  • Katie

    October 12, 2010 |

    Great ideas!

  • Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 |

    LOVE, LOVE turbans!! Salma Hayek recently wore a turban and looked fantastic!

  • silvia Navarro

    October 12, 2010 |



  • Kristin

    October 12, 2010 |

    So, I’ve been saying for ages that I was going to try one of your DIYs and as I’m fairly craft gene deficient, it hasn’t happened yet…BUT I do have the materials for this one. I think it’s time!

  • Pamela

    October 12, 2010 |

    You’re so crafty! I think I like the infinity scarf the most.

    Call Me Ishmael

  • Moosette

    October 12, 2010 |

    Love this idea! I literally just looked at a pile of old jersey skirts I have in my closet yesterday and was wondering what to do with them! Because you are right – so not flattering!

  • drollgirl

    October 12, 2010 |

    BEGIN WITH AN UNFLATTERING SKIRT?!?!? you are so funny! and girl, you’ve got talent! 🙂

  • Shenise

    October 13, 2010 |

    Giving me ideas on what to do with skirts!!!

  • Millie Mae

    October 13, 2010 |

    Wow some great ideas!

  • Susan

    October 13, 2010 |

    wow, amazing! I always love your DIYs 🙂

  • Heather

    October 13, 2010 |

    Hands down best diy’s, I love the scarf idea!!

  • jennine

    October 13, 2010 |

    that is awesome! it’s so much fun to cut up clothes! i dont’know why…

  • Samantha

    October 13, 2010 |

    I love this post!! I have so many terrible skirts in the back of my closet that would make great scarves. Such a great idea!


  • theFashionN3rd

    October 14, 2010 |

    Love your DIY projects and that you never know what you can get out of an old piece of clothing that you would otherwise throw away.

    My personal favourite is the scarf


  • Shan

    October 15, 2010 |

    very cool. i’ve been wanting to do with a t-shirt, but have the perfect jersey skirt to do this with. any diy or styling tips if i wanted to do the pulled fringe with a jersey skirt? I’ve been trying to see a clean shot of Project Runway’s April and the way she wears her charcoal grey fringed scarf, but have been unsuccessful.

  • Anastasia

    October 18, 2010 |

    I clicked over from Chic-steals and think this DIY is fabulous! I have two of these skirts that I don’t love anymore AND they hit way too low on my leg to be flattering. Thanks for the inspiration to finally do something about them!

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