If you know me well, then you know that one of my favorite items of clothing is a skirt.
I have an eclectic taste in fashion and actually don't care one bit if what I wear isn't "in style".
I just like what I like and go with it!
And, y'all know that I ♥ thrift stores!
So, I wanted to show you how I'm going to fix a way too small skirt that I recently found for $3.00 (that was with my 25% off Senior Citizen discount.....oh, the sweet perks of getting old(er)!!!).....
by cutting pieces from a $1.00 pair of black jeans.
I can use the rest of the jeans for patches when Pappy tears holes in his jeans
(yes, I patch, I don't throw away).....
or, they were so cute I'm thinking of making a purse out of the top part of the jeans.
If that happens I'll share that little tutorial with y'all, too!
Here's the skirt.....
It's a sort of eyelet and yes, all of those little "teardrops" are actually holes,
but I'll have on a black slip underneath.
Am I the only person who still wears half slips?
Can you even still buy half slips?
Have you noticed that I'm like a squirrel and my train of thought just trails off?!?
Okay, back to topic.
First of all.....
since I'll be wearing a slip underneath I cut out the lining which only went part way down anyway and I'd much rather have on my longer slip. This particular skirt has a zipper and no waistband which is going to make the fix much easier. I then cut each side seam part way down and stretched it apart until I had a "V" shape where the piece of black denim was then pinned. Look at how much room this is going to give me in the waist area. I haven't sewn it together yet, hence the pens, but I'm just going to sew it on the outside because I'll be wearing a really cute crocheted shell (a yard sale find) underneath and a black denim jacket that will go with this skirt just perfectly!
Do any of you sew?
I'd love to hear your tips on how you do repairs or mending or refashion thrift store finds to fit.
HOPE everybody has a wonderful day.....