Thursday, October 4, 2012

Skirt A Mama Can Twirl In

Last week I showed you this picture as a sneak peek:
And really that picture doesn't give the whole story :) Actually, not only did I alter a blue and white skirt, I made a slip to wear under the blue and white skirt.

I took a mini skirt (bought at Kohls on the clearance rack for a couple dollars) and I cut one of the layers off. I liked this particular skirt because of the cute lace. And I still have one layer left to use on another project, Score!
Then I bought a cheap slip, I would have picked one up at a thrift store...if they had one here in Puerto Rico. I gathered the lace to the width of the bottom of the slip, then sewed them together. Now I have an underskirt to wear with my (below) new skirt and any other skirts that need a little more length.

And the blue and white skirt was purchased from Old Nave, also on the clearance rack. It was an XL, and it was definitely huge for an XL, even for ON. Anyway, the big skirt is now smaller (to fit me) and way fun to wear!

The skirt has pockets, but despite that fact, I was going to take in one of the side seams-taking out one of the pockets. But I found out that the back of the skirt is longer than the front, which is great normally but not when it means the hem wont match when taking in the side seam. So I took in the middle of the back, and put two pleats in the front of the skirt (to even out the width of the front and back). Does that make sense?

My Hubs is traveling for a few days, so I had Widget take pictures of me wearing the underskirt and new skirt. She is impatient, and wiggly, so the pictures are a bit unclear.  
Pictures of the back, front and underskirt.
Widget started getting artistic and told me to twirl :) So here is my awkward attempt at spinning and giving photography advice to the preschooler.

And the best overall shot, except for the impatience of a 4 yr-old to add the blurry effect. But you can still see the shape, so...there's that. Which, of course, makes this a skirt this mama can twirl in!

Have you altered any clothing you found on the clearance rack? For you or someone else?


  1. I like the idea for the underskirt, I need to do that!

  2. This skirt came out so cute. I love what you did. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above


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