Transformation Tuesday – The Target Skirt

I’ve been hitting up thrift stores and clearance racks to find refashionable garments. I have to say that most of what I’ve encountered is disappointing. The quality of the fibers and textiles in fast fashion leaves a lot to be desired and the prices in the thrift stores I’ve hit feel really high, is it just me?

We were at Target the other day and I found this Tabitha Brown skirt in 4XL. It was $9.60 plus tax and honestly I’ve seen similar prices for second hand skirts, that feels wrong. I decided to give this one a try. I really liked the front button detail and wanted to keep that in the final product. Most of the time sewing is not a money saver, fast fashion is more affordable and that’s not even considering the time spent making the item. This $9.60 is one of the occasions where sewing was absolutely more affordable than buying new. The buttons alone would have cost about $10. It was fun to get such a great piece for my wardrobe that was so affordable.

I used my favorite pants/shorts pattern and altered it to make a paper bag skirt version.

The results were amazing.

I had to add a huge snap between the top two buttons to fix some gaping and I had to add a button hole to the facing to get the top button through but those were the only hurdles I had to overcome. It was an easy make since the buttons and button holes were already on the garment and they negated the need for a zipper fly which is usually the most labor intensive part of this pattern.

What do you think of the results?

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