Monday, August 11, 2014

New skirt from an old one

So I've had this skirt for YEARS.  It's one of those that's shirred at the top, and you could wear it as a skirt or strapless dress.  Apparently, I've worn it so much that I've killed the elastic at the top that holds it up.  However, I love it so much, the colors and the soft cotton fabric, I couldn't throw it away. 

Then, on Pinterest I saw this the other day.  I thought that maybe I could salvage my poor skirt so I could wear it again.  I had a pair of jeans that I had thrifted a while back that fit well, however, whoever owned them before me had worn some lines down the sides from heavy duty ironing (and not on the seams).  Now that I've extended my collection of jeans to some nicer ones, I figure that I should retire them.  So I decided to use them for this project.  I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out, however, ignore the lack of modeling skills. 
front of skirt
The skirt hits right above the ankles, so it may be a little short.  I'm thinking about add a layer of plain black as a ruffle to the bottom.  Might make it a little more gypsy/bohemian.  Any opinions?
In action!
Backside (with pockets!)