"Garden Party Gal" Skirt Refashion

So I got this cute little skirt last year at the FIDM Scholarship Store for about $8. It was a little short (hit above the knee), but for the longest time I didn't know how to fix it. I tried to open up the waistband to make it bigger (so as to wear it on my hips instead of waist), but that didn't work. At this point I'm getting frustrated in my sewing room, when my mom walks in and points to this polka dot fabric I got last year at the LA Fashion District. I was like wow, okay it was sitting in front of me the whole time. Mother always knows best right? :o So anyways, this is a really simple technique to use to lengthen dresses, skirts, tops, you name it. Or simply just to add a panel of different colored fabric or mixing prints like I did with this skirt. The possibilities are endless! :)

I used this tutorial here to lengthen the skirt.

(In case you hadn't noticed, yes, I do like Winnie the Pooh)

(And the pose most bloggers cringe at...dun dun dun the mirror selfie.) 

1 comment :

  1. Hi Mary!
    Yeah, mothers know best isn't it?
    This skirt turn out SO CUTE!!!! :D
    It realy was a simple solution, but sometimes we don't see things right in front of us... ;)
    Kisses from Portugal!


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