Tuesday, February 15, 2011

houndstooth skirt

Our bible conference is in a week and being newly married there isn't gobs of cash floating around for a new outfit that I have no need of. So I remade an old skirt. It was a winner. Trust me. I know I have pictures of it somewhere but haven't looked. Anyway- It was about 3 inches higher than my ankles and was a-line to my knees then had big pleats from the knees down the rest of the length. I had gotten it at value village way back when. (My sister-in-laws would call that one of my awkward stages.) I haven't worn it in years.

So I hacked the belt off, brought in various seams, hemmed it up to my knees and put in a gathered pleat thing in the back. I might bring it in a tad more and do a blind hem but likely not.

What think ye?




Funny how large it looks compared to baby clothes. The background is the people door to the garage.

6 comments:

Emily Cormier said...

love it! the pleats in the back add the perfect feminine touch :)

krista said...

i wanna see the dress you made out of the purse! or is that a surprise for someone?

Trena said...

very impressive!!

Shelley said...

I LOVE it:) You are AWESOME:) Love the make something new out of something old idea. Be careful or Kammy will be putting you on her Blog for thrifty ideas:):):)

Carla said...

great skirt. look i'm making comment!!! aren't you proud of me? after you talked it over with me on the phone:-)

Danielle said...

Can you be my seamstress?? That looks amazing!! I'll knit or crochet for you in return!! :)