Skirt Into Camisole Top (Easy Refashion Project!)

My capsule wardrobe collection was missing a sexy camisole top. When I pulled this satin midi skirt out of a pile of thrifted clothes, I knew it would be an easy refashion project. This tutorial shows exactly how to turn a skirt into a camisole top.

skirt into camisole top before and after

The satin material has a nice shine and drapes very nicely on the body. As a result, I knew it would turn into a perfect going out top.

There are various refashion skirt into top designs to choose from. For this clothing transformation, I felt like mimicking a camisole top.

skirt into camisole top photo 1

In addition, I incorporated a cowl neckline to give sexiness to the design. Furthermore, I used a bowtie spaghetti shoulder straps that were very similar to this silk slip dress tutorial.

 

Wear Your DIY Fashion Everyday

skirt into camisole top photo 2

I enjoy making my own clothing because its personalize and unique. Upcycled clothing is the most cost effective method to produce clothes for yourself because the fabrics and materials are cheaper.

Thrift a similar skirt style, and add follow this skirt to camisole top tutorial. From a workwear blazer to a sexy date night outfit, the top is super cute and goes well with many stylish outfits. 

Skirt Into Camisole Top

Skirt Into Camisole Top

I felt that a sexy camisole top was missing from my closet collection. For this cowl neck camisole top I used this satin midi skirt. It has nice shine and drapes amazingly nice on the body and I thought it would allowed me to incorporate a few fun techniques for a perfect going out top.

For this refashion, I felt that the skirt material was perfect to turn into a date night top. Mimicking a camisole top, I add a cowl neckline that adds a touch of sexiness to the design. Furthermore, I used a similar bowtie spaghetti strap in the diy silk slip dress that I made last year.

Source a similar material, and add follow this skirt to camisole top tutorial. This look is super cute, and can be worn with many different stylish outfits.

Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Difficulty Beginner

Materials

  • Old Skirt

Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Fabric Chalk
  • Loop Turner
  • Measuring Tape
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Straight Pins

Instructions

  1. Flip the skirt inside out, measure 16” up from the hemline, and then mark with chalk. Draw a line across and cut.
    skirt into camisole top step 1
  2. To make the bowtie shoulder straps, use the remaining skirt piece. Cut open the side seams and measure 1” from the cut line. Draw a line across, and then cut along the chalk mark.
    skirt into camisole top step 2
  3. Cut 4 pieces that are 20 ½” long by 1” wide in order to tie a cute bow with the shoulder straps.
    skirt into camisole top step 3
  4. Fold each strap with the right side facing together and ¼” topstitch. Then, use a loop turner to flip each strap inside out. 
    skirt into camisole top step 4
  5. To hem the camisole top, double fold the cut edge ¼”, and then edge topstitch.
    skirt into camisole top step 5
    Pro tip: Don’t over stretch the hem. Because the skirt was already cut on a bias, it tends to stretch very easily.
  6. To create a snug fit, use the elastic waistband from the skirt.
    skirt into camisole top step 6
    Cut a ¼” wide strip of elastic to attach on the back of the camisole.
    skirt into camisole top step 7
  7. Next, snip open the hemming along both side seams. Insert the elastic through the tunnel to meet on the other side. Edge topstitch to secure the elastic on both sides.
    skirt into camisole top step 8
    Helpful hint: Snip with scissors on the inside of the garment, but do not cut through the entire seam.
  8. To attach the front spaghetti straps, measure 3” away from the side seam and mark with chalk. Do the same on the other side.
    skirt into camisole top step 9
    Add spaghetti straps inside the chalk mark, pin to secure and sew across the each strap a couple of times.
    skirt into camisole top step 10
  9. To attach the back spaghetti straps, measure across the back piece and space the straps 6”-7” apart.
    skirt into camisole top step 11
    Attach the straps on both sides, pin to secure, and sew across each strap a couple of times.
    skirt into camisole top step 12

Notes

This skirt into a camisole top step by step tutorial is easy to follow! It's gorgeous cami top that is basic essential.

The satin material was perfect to create a brand new cowl neck camisole top from a skirt. Tie a bow with the straps and you can easily wear to work with blazer or simply wear as a sexy date night outfit. 

Skirt Into Camisole Top

Soonjoo Uh

I graduated with a bachelors of fine arts degree in fashion design. I worked in the fashion industry as a lead designer for major brand name labels such as Stitch Fix, Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom, and Dillards. Now, I am the founder of the website Fashion Wanderer where I share current fashion trends, style tips and how to build a capsule wardrobe collection.

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