I found this skirt at the thrift store last week and I knew there was hope for it. All it needed was a little shortening (and some dry cleaning). The fabric, the stripes, the pleats, and the size were all perfect. In fact it was so perfect I dropped a whole $2.95 on it. Uh, huh! Are you amazed like me?
Here's the before:
And just so you know I wasn't fibbing on the price:
I pinned it where I wanted the skirt to hit my leg and accounted for a 1/2" seam.
I took out the scissors and started cutting around the skirt.
Then I folded the skirt up a 1/4" and then another 1/4" and pinned it into place. This is where the 1/2" seam allowance comes into play.
I just used a straight stich and sewed along the top of the fold.
And here's the after:
I added a little felt flower from here
Not bad for $2.95!!!
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