I love this floral pencil skirt, but I don't love the price!
What to do? Well, if those thoughts cross your mind when the seasons start changing I suggest you look in your closet first. I found some skirts that I have not worn in awhile, nothing wrong with them, I actually had it in my pile of clothes to wear around the house (yeah, like I wear a skirt around the house) They were good, I am almost surprised I did not donate them to Goodwill. Anyway, they were perfect for a pencil skirt makeover... A word of advice, if you want to attempt the same thing make sure the skirt you want to alter has a zipper in the back. It works so much better.
You want to see how it turned out?
- I took another pencil skirt to use it as a guide
- Turn the skirt inside out. Position your favorite pencil skirt on top of the skirt you are altering, making sure to align the waistbands. Trace around the pencil skirt with a fabric pencil.
- Sew your new side seams on the line.
- Cut off the extra fabric, leaving about a half-inch. Zig-zag stitch just over the edges to close them in and prevent fraying.
I am so happy with the way they tuned out. I have been wearing them for work and for play...
My most resent obsession has been satisfied (without having to pay any money), I wonder what will be the next one...