Lately, I've been taking pieces of clothing that are a bit out of style and trying to revive them. I could always donate them to the thrift store, but I'm trying my hand a bit at making them into something else.
This project was not necessarily a repurposing, but more of a reshaping of a skirt I have had for a long time. I love the tweed fabric of the skirt and it is from several years ago. The trend was longer, calf-length skirts. It resulted--in this skirt--in a really long and very wide A-line shape to it. My aim was to shorten and take it in some. This particular skirt also had an unfinished edge that added some visual interest, so I was going to try to replicate that, too.
I am posting pics of what I did....but I am in no way an expert sewer, so this is not a tutorial. : ) What I did do was read about 4-5 different tutorials to see what people did and then just kind of try it myself. I have to be honest, this was an intimidating project....I just about took the skirt to a tailor. Then, my son said, "Why don't you just do it yourself?" Well, here goes.
Here is where I began....
Great skirt, just did not do a whole lot for my shape with the length/A-line shape. I turned it inside out to see how short to make it and how much to take it in.
I wanted to have the skirt hit right around the knees and then make it a little more straight on the sides. I ended up sewing the sides first and then doing the hem.
To make the edging on the hem, I just sewed a seam where I wanted it, then pulled out one or two rows of the tweed pieces to make it kind of fringe-y.
I wanted to be able to wear boots with the skirt and see the top of the boots.
Here is a pic with boots. Although I do not have a styled pic....
I love that my over-the-knee socks can show or else I can wear tights. I declare victory.
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