Wednesday, September 17

Vintage Skirt ReStyle

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.

Skirt Restyle
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.

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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.

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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.


17 comments:

  1. I love it really how you opimized and styled your vintage skirt! And thank for the inspirations, now I have indeed an idea for some garment in my closet :)
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  2. I wish I had your sewing abilities, Katie! This skirt turned out so cute! I know what you mean about pockets sometimes being unflattering on your hips. I often have this problem, which is kind of a bummer, because who doesn't like pockets?

    Tamara
    www.trulytamara.com

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  3. that print is amazing!!! love how it turned out!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    www.dream-in-neon.com

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  4. Gorgeous skirt! You haven't changed it beyond recognition either! Nice work.

    Kt
    www.retro-room.co.uk

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  5. This is just so pretty! I love the pattern x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I have sooo many things I bought with the idea to alter them, but I haven't touched most of them. I have a large box of vintage and second hand things I've never worn because of this.

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  7. what a great pair of boots too! (I love red shoes ;)

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  8. What a great idea! I love how this turned out. I used to do far more sewing and it's something I'd like to get back into, so hopefully posts like this will inspire me a bit! I tend to not bother buying things that I don't think will suit me, but you adapted this so well that I might have to try restyling things more in the future!
    justmuddlingthroughlife.com

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  9. Super DIY ! In love !
    www.normcoregirl.com

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  10. Very cute, love the colors and the length is really perfect now!
    xoxo
    Melodie
    http://www.sevenlivesandmore.com/

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  11. The dress looks so much nicer now! Great job!

    Anca @ ancaslifestyle | UK

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  12. Katie, that skirt turned out so well. I have a few that I'd love to restyle and this is awesome inspiration. And by the way, loved your post on less pressure. Oh man, blogging pressure, why do we do it to ourselves?!! xo

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  13. love it, cute :)

    http://sbr-fashion-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  14. Wounderful colors and the new length fits you perfectly now. I love the outfit!

    www.thegirlkissedbyfire.com

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