I found this beautiful silk Chloé skirt at Loehmann’s for an unbelievable $25 (originally $1475). There is a zipper down the side as well as asymmetrical ruffles. Unfortunately it is a Size 6 and much too large on me. But as I was trying it on in the dressing room, I pulled the skirt up to my chest and realized it would be gorgeous as a top instead.
You can try this with any kind of flowy skirt that loosely fits over your ribcage.
What you’ll need:
- A flowy skirt that fits over your ribcage
- Matching thread and needle
- Wide ribbon
Slide the skirt over your ribcage and turn it so that a side seam (or in my case, the side zipper) is facing the front. This is going to be the front of the halter top.
Cut 2 lengths of ribbon for your halter top ties. I find longer is better so you have an easier time tying the ties around your neck, so I suggest a little longer than a foot per length.
With a needle and thread, hand-sew the ribbons on opposite sides of the side seam (or in my case, side zipper). Make sure to sew these on securely!!!!
That’s it! Easy as pie.
Here’s a back view:
Another great idea would be to find a long, flowy maxi skirt and turn it into a dress!