A few weeks ago, I ordered this top from Tulle. It was during one of their Tullesday events, so I think the top cost $2.99 or something. I am not kidding when I say that 50% of my wardrobe comes from Tullesday sales. Impeccably crafted lined coats that normally sell for $80...but on sale for $5.99? Yes, please! I especially love their little cropped jackets--I pop one of those over whatever wreck of an outfit I'm wearing and poof!, I can trick most anyone into thinking I am pulled together.
I had a feeling this top would be a bit clownish on me and I was right. But I've wanted a modish, circle-neck tunic pattern for a bit, so I figured at the very least, I could draft a sewing pattern off of it. And I actually like the print of the knit. Just not as a top.
I used my trusty seam ripper to unpick the neckline and then cut across the remaining tunic piece to even it up into a rectangle. I folded over the raw edge to make a casing for some elastic and I was done. I think it makes a fun, summery skirt. I pretty much live in skirts during the hot weather months, so I know I will wear it. Next up is to reuse the neckline with a more subdued knit for the tunic. I'm loving gray + yellow right now so am keeping my eyes open for something inspiring.
p.s. linking up to DIY day at A Soft Place to Land.
p. p. s. Tullesday happens the first Tuesday of every month. Some months there are plenty of scores, some months, nothing. But it's absolutely my favorite place to stalk for a bargain (assuming you like mixing in Anthropologie/vintage-y pieces. I happen to really love that look).