Thursday, July 2, 2009

Wardrobe Rehab Part VII

I have had this plaid skirt for about 7 years. Even though it is light weight it has sort of a winter feel to me. I haven't warn it for months,...possibly even years, I thought I would see if I could lighten it up a bit.

I cut it to a length of 21" and sewed a strip of 2" crocheted lace to the bottom. (I actually cut the top off and used the bottom half of the skirt so that it would have more fullness. Then I just made it into an elastic waistband.) I finished it off with a doily. I like it a lot better now. I think that paired with an ivory blouse un-tucked, a thick brown belt high on the waist, and some chunky brown sandals that this outfit might just rock a summer feel. I am going to try it out.


Zuzana said...

Holly, this looks wonderful! I wish I could fix my old clothes. My wardrobe is full of skirts I have not worn for years.;))
Have a lovely Friday dear friend.;))

vintage girl at heart said...

Oh my goodness.. adorable!!!!

Wendy said...

Seriously Holls....I think you missed your calling...YOU should have majored in fashion. How you come up with these things, I'll never know, but I AM impressed!

Melany @ Project Anthologies said...

Wow! It is very cute! Please post a picture of the outfit when you wear it!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

SO we just need photos of the finished ensemble! : )

The Little Red Shop said...

How cute!!! I did study fashion design AND have two of those skirts...and I didn't think of that! What fun! Are you going to model your sweet ensemble?

: )

Julie M.

ps Don't worry, I won't be copying your fantastic idea...I'm a geeky long skirt wearing girlie. So, what did you do with the top of the skirt? Lamp shade slip-cover...perhaps?

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