I love funky-printed, but frumpy skirts! When I found this one at one of my fave $1 thrift stores, I was hooked! :)
The only problem with me and skirts, is that since I’ve learned how to sew, I’m done with wearing separates (for the most part)! For years I could never find dresses that fit me (no boobs, all butt). But now, rather than being a victim of whatever the proportions for an “average” size 2 (or 4 during the holiday season) are, I get to decide how my dresses should properly fit! It’s quite empowering! :)
To ‘dress’ up this skirt, I first cut two 6″ slits right under the elastic waistband, like so:
This left a couple of fray-happy raw edges, so I pinned those bad boys down!
After running each side under the needle, I was almost done! The body of my new dress was still pretty shapeless. While this would work fine for a swimsuit coverup or if I was preggo (never gonna happen, folks!), it wouldn’t work so well for a day at work! I grabbed a fave antique brooch, and gathered some of the fabric off to the side like so:
Check it out now! :)
I rocked my new frock downtown in Five Points. :)