Wednesday, September 17
Vintage Skirt ReStyle
I don't know if any of you have this problem, but when I'm scrolling through my IG and someone has just updated their "shop my closet" account, I MUST pop over. WHAT IF THERE IS SOMETHING REALLY GREAT IN THERE AND I MISS IT?!!! It's a problem. I actually had to unfollow almost all the shop accounts I once enjoyed, because just as I've learned from eBay, my competitive side comes thrashing out. I've over paid for a lot of things in my lifetime. Anyway, I bought this great vintage skirt from my pal Amanda a couple weeks back, but just like tons of vintage stuff I snag online, it wasn't that flattering on me. The print is really great, though, so I was determined to find a way to make it work.
Here is my "before" shot. As you can see, it was a little too long, the mid-section a little too high, and it had pockets that really accentuated my hips. In the not-great way.
The first thing I did was chop those pockets out. I know, I know, skirts with pockets are terrific. They had to go, though. I stitched up the sides where the pockets once were and chopped part of the waist off. I folded the band down and used this tutorial I did over on ABM to create an elastic waistline.
Since I shortened the waistline, it brought the skirt up to a great midi length. I'm excited to have this beauty in my wardrobe for fall. I'm dreaming of all the things I can pair with it!
I hope this inspires you to give a little love to something in your closet! Happy Wednesday! xo.