Summer isn't complete without a thrift flip so guess what I have in store for you today! :) My latest thrift flip is one of my favorites! This time, I turned a maxi skirt into a romper! Not only did this thrift flip turn out to be super cute, but it was super easy, too! Keep reading to see the simple way I turned a maxi skirt into a strapless romper!
For this thrift flip, I picked out soft, cute maxi skirt from the thrift store (I don't think it even costed me $5). I went back and forth between picking a maxi skirt and a dress to turn into a romper, but ended up going with a skirt because I thought that is would be much easier to get into a strapless romper than having to figure out to get into one with straps or sleeves.
I started this thrift flip by trying on the maxi skirt kind of like a dress. I pulled it all the way up and started taking measurements. I measured and pinned where I wanted cut and sew to create the crotch, for lack of a better term, of the romper. I was concerned with not having enough room for my booty, so I pinned the skirt together higher up in the front than in the back instead of making it even.
After trying it on and pinning it, I took it off and began cutting. I cut all the way up the front and the back separately, leaving the pins in the crotch. From here, I turned it inside out, pinned up the legs, and then took it to the sewing machine to sew it up.
I didn't do anything extra when sewing up the crotch. I just sewed up one leg, then pivoted the romper on the needle when I got up to the crotch and continued down the other leg. And then, guess what?
I WAS DONE! That's literally all it took to turn a maxi skirt into a romper. I turned it right side out and tried it on, and I was good to go! I cannot be more clear about how easy this thrift flip was. I think, maybe, it took an hour total, if that! And for only costing me $5, this thrift flip is a no brainer!
Let me know if you do this thrift flip! Tag me in your maxi skirt to romper thrift flip posts on Instagram @jennilouhoo!
I'm Jennifer, a 26 year-old crochet enthusiast who loves sharing my projects with the world. You shop shop a variety of my designs on Etsy!
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