I spoke too soon about all our lovely sunshine... we are in the midst of a long stretch of rain but we did get a brief reprieve and I ran outside to snap some pics of this refashion.
I picked this skirt up at my favorite thrift shop because I really liked the fabric and pattern.
|Geez...love polka dots much?|
This skirt was a VERY easy refashion. I reused the hemmed bottom because well... who wouldn't?? I measured up from the bottom hem to my desired overall length, added two inches for my elastic casing and cut. I knew that I wanted a full skirt so I didn't take it in at all. I turned down the waist to make my casing, sewed it around and inserted the elastic. Easy.
My usual choice would be to wear a bright pop of color with this skirt but I am liking black and brown together so I paired it with a white tee and brown belt and shoes. I have been wearing my skirts with t-shirts quite a bit this summer. I find it easy and comfortable to wear, plus I don't feel so "dressed up". Well more to the point...other people don't see me as soooo dressed up. I love wearing dresses and skirts because they are really easy and comfortable, especially in the summer but I will get the odd comment.."Why are you dressed up today?" Ummmm I'm not. I'm just dressed. Just not in pajama bottoms. I know that I am not the first to rant about pajamas in public! It is such a pet peeve of mine! not going to rant..not going to rant.. So... lady in the PJ`s at the grocery store...the t-shirt is my compromise. I might even wear it to bed tonight.
PJ's in the grocery store?!!ReplyDelete
Glad you're keeping the standards up over there.
LOL! how cute!ReplyDelete
Aren't you glad that you can sew, not only to create but to recreate? The length is perfect and it will dress up or down perfectly.
Pet peeve of mine as well. I know its just the grocery store, but can't you at least grab some sweat pants!
Great refashion! I wouldn't think to pair black with brown, but I really really like this together!ReplyDelete
Lovely easy refashion that looks great! So funny about the pjs in the grocery store...:)ReplyDelete
So great to find your blog. Wonderful work.ReplyDelete
Looking forward to your next post. ( I am also a Bluenoser :) )
Great idea of refashion! It look pretty on you:)ReplyDelete
ugh hate it when I put on a easy cotton sundress and my husband says, Well where are you going so dressed up? Love your refashion!ReplyDelete
What a lovely refashion - a really wearable skirt.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous refashion, and lovely outfit :) And you're right - there is no excuse for pj's in public!ReplyDelete
Pajamas definitely need to stay at home! That particular trend hasn't got here yet, I'm happy to say...