I bought this jersey maxi skirt in New York, but quickly realised that swathing the lower half of my body in pale grey was not a good look. Shame. The jersey was great quality, with lovely drape, exposed seams and an interesting bias cut detail. I didn’t feel quite ready to take this straight to the charity shop, so I got the scissors out instead!
I turned my maxi skirt into a little skirt, with matching cowl! I sliced across the skirt at knee length. The top half was hemmed and became a skirt, waistband already in existence. The lower half of the skirt was a huge tube that was hemmed and became a cowl. Simples.
This is the perfect outfit for a casual weekend when comfort is pretty much the only concern. Both skirt and cowl were hemmed, using a double needle and following Fehr Trade‘s top tip to really loosen the tension on my bobbin. I also used So Zo‘s top tip to handle the jersey as little as possible, to avoid the hem stretching out.