You can add embellishments or extra designs to your new skirt by using other old materials like earrings, studs, necklaces or anything else your little green heart desires.
Is it just us or do you wish you could wear your trendy bedding, too? Seriously, the designs these days are “sew” fabulous we couldn’t resist trying this DIY pillowcase skirt.
What you’ll need:
- One Pillowcase
1. Carefully cut the seam open of the bottom of the pillowcase to make a tube. Use a seam ripper if you have one. Try on the skirt to see how long it will be.
2. Now you want to put a tiny hole along both side seams for the drawstring. Carefully snip a half inch long cut on each side.
3. Measure out a piece of ribbon that is four inches longer than the waist of your skirt.
4. Attach a safety pin to the ribbon and push it through one drawstring hole. Scrunch it through the fabric until it comes out of the other hole.
5. Remove the safety pin and you’re done!
Written by Greenista Girl Brianne
Photos by Larkcrafts
While more and more people seem to be recycling their old attire, according to the US EPA Office of Solid Waste, Americans still throw away over 68 pounds of clothing per person per year. Donate or reuse, Greenistas!
Greenista Girl Neha
Are you a skirt chaser? Stop the hunt and pick up The Ellie Skirt ($168) by Mountains of the Moon. It’s periwinkle, tiered, and has an A-line cut making it the perfect classic summer skirt. Looking at it, we’d never guess that it’s made from 55% hemp and 45% tencel fabric – it’s so eco-licious! Sure, the skirt’s a little pricey but just think of all the possibilities – you can go casual, chic, or dressy.
Designer Melissa Baswell also creates eco-friendly pants, shirts, and dresses like the one-shoulder Morgan Dress ($248) with a gathered hem (love!). The designs are stylish and can be worn for multiple seasons rising above trends and avoiding landfills. Go ahead, play the field and splurge on a few pieces.
Greenista Cocktail Factoid: Tencel (also known under the generic name, Lyocell) is made from biodegradable and recyclable wood pulp and produced using less emissions, energy, and water so it’s much better for the planet than conventionally produced fabrics.
Written by Greenista Girl Neha
Photo by Mountain Of The Moon
Greenista reader and good friend, The Wynk sent me a great recommendation for reusing old clothes. This super easy instructional video from Threadbanger shows you how to “skirt your scarf”. You can use a large scarf from the thrift store or your own closet, and turn it into a fantastic gathered skirt. All you need is a large scarf, scissors, matching thread, an elastic band and a sewing machine. If anyone decides to try this, please send us photos. We’d love to see the result!