Our week's over here, are just seeming to fly by! Each Sabbath that comes along brings another week that brings us closer to the fall months ahead. How is it that the middle of August has already come?! We have filled our days with many commitments such as blueberry grading, food pantry volunteering, and my new cleaning job! I suppose that is the reason too that this outfit (which was planned for Saturday) has been secluded until now. Want to take a peek?
After skimming the skirt over our fabric stash, I decided that this fabric was certainly it! That is, the one that would be the perfect match to add some length to the slightly skimpy item. I was at odds over how to actually add the length though, until I decided that a mermaid style would be a little (quite!) different and broaden my closet.
So I cut a 85" by 9" strip, finished off the hem and gathered it. Then laid the ruffle behind the bottom edge of the skirt, top-stitched with a scarlet thread and removed a few of the original buttons to replace them with some from our vintage stash in differing hues of red. I'm rather liking the result!
Ah Oh! And these shoes! They are quite darling and just my standard of height at just a couple inches tall. I was blessed to find them when one of our thrift stores had their entire store 60% off!
I think too that they added a good flair to the skirt's mermaid silhouette !
Shoes- Mudd, thrifted $2 // Slip- me made // Skirt- Anne Taylor, gift/refashioned by me // Tank- ? Shirt- had forever, thrifted $3? // Hair flower- Walgreens clearance, .98
Thanks so much for stopping by to view my little project!
Do you have a summer job?
What was the last item you refashioned?
What tips have you come across to add length to a skirt?
the elder Sister and Writer