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skirt makeover

Chambray is whispering sweet nothings in my ear right now. And while I love the look of those short little skirts with the wide elastic waistband, I feel the need to wear tights and a tucked in shirt to pull them off. Which is not an everyday look for me.

Instead, I grabbed a skirt from a thrift store and made some modifications.

It came with a ruffled selvedge hem that felt a little too grungetastic to me. After a little howdoyado with a seam ripper, it was gone, revealing a perfectly fine hem that I didn’t need to mess with.

I drew up and cut out an elaborate flower stencil but then ditched it because it felt too overwrought. Instead, I added happy gold dots from a Lotta stencil in glittery textile paint.

Apparently the dog is hypnotized by the sound of a camera shutter. She wouldn't budge.

Reader Comments (3)

wow. serious refashion win. that's one classy skirt.

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteroonaballoona

awww, lovely pooch!

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpauline

This skirt is really cute. I never would have thought of the dots and they really make the skirt pop. I may have to try something like this.

May 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterabby

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