Fringe-y: My First Up-Cycle

So Goodwill was so good to me when I found that yellow suit that I decided to make visiting more often a priority. I found this black knit set in a size XL and I immediately knew that I could up-cycle it into something I would love.

Here are some photos of what the set look like before I did my magic!

For the skirt I removed the elastic waistband using my seam ripper to open up the casing and then I took the skirt in from the sides so that I could keep the original split in the back. As for the top, I took in the side and arm seams and then I made the collar wider so that I could make it off the shoulder. Apparently I got a little scissor happy and made the collar too wide so I decided to improvise– hence the added back detail!

I was super excited about being able to keep the original fringe trim that came on this knit set! It is possible to keep certain features of garments when up-cycling and Candice of taught me that!

Also, let’s have a moment of appreciation for this lovely hump…my calf that is! And I promise my eyes are open in the photo below- but hey that’s my signature look so it seems. Lol!

Would you attempt an up-cycle? I would love to know your thoughts on my very first up-cycle below!



  1. Jaquace
    February 20, 2019 / 9:55 pm

    You did an amazing job.👌

      February 20, 2019 / 9:58 pm

      Thank you! <3

  2. __sewnayna
    February 21, 2019 / 8:35 pm

    Love the back details of the top!!😍😍

      February 22, 2019 / 5:45 pm

      Thank you! I was like nah I have to improvise and make this work!

  3. February 27, 2019 / 12:47 pm

    I think the scissor happiness created a great look on the back! Oh, and yes, what a calf muscle, lady!

      February 28, 2019 / 8:21 am

      Teehee! Thank you!!!

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