Thursday, February 14, 2013

Ugly skirt refashion

Right after I moved I posted this post about my thrift store scores. One of the things I found to refashion was this skirt:

ugly thrift store skirt refashion
Soooo long and unflattering!

 At first glace, it's ugly right? 


But I thought it had potential. I loved the chevrons and polka dots combined, and the colors weren't bad either. It has two of my favorite neutrals; beige and dark blue! And best of all, it had pockets!

ugly thrift store skirt refashion
Pocketesessss my precious!

I'm such a sucker for pockets on a dress or skirt.

This turned out to be a super simple refashion, I just took it up and re-hemmed it about a foot and a half higher then the original hem:

ugly thrift store skirt refashion
My winter look

It turned out super cute! And the best part is that the new hem is that magical length on me where I can wear this skirt (like I did above) with leggings, and I can wear it bare legged and not feel overexposed! 

ugly thrift store skirt refashion
Boy howdy do I need some self tanner before I wear this outside with bare legs.
So cute and I can wear just about any color with it...were I to actually buy some real colors to wear with all my black, grey and tan, etc. I think getting some color in my wardrobe is next on my list for this spring.

Jessica

12 comments:

  1. I seriously have to give mad props to anyone who can re-fashion items because I cannot. This looks so great short! I love it with the tights and boots the best :) Found you via the What I Wore Wednesday linkup
    xoxo,
    Nikki at www.bedazzlesafterdark.com

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  2. So cute! I love how you fixed up the skirt. Thanks for linking up.
    Tara
    Penniless Socialite
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  3. This turned out darling! So glad you shared this at my link party, can't wait to see what you have this week.

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  4. Thank you! I love this skirt now. I will totally be adding to your linky party this week too!

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  5. I LOVE a good re-fashion! Thanks for sharing and linking up to Monday Funday!

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  6. What a difference. Isn't it funny how something can change from drab to fab with a little creativity! Pinning this as a Craftastic fave. Thanks for linking to the Craftastic Monday party at Sew Can Do!

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  7. Love this! That skirt fabric is great, and you made it way better! I also really love that you said boy howdy in your post. I'll be featuring this on my blog tomorrow!

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    Thanks!
    Sumo:)

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    1. Oh my gosh thank you so much! I do love ancient, irrelevant slang, glad you noticed. I will be sure to link back tomorrow!

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  8. This look fabulous! I am seriously impressed! The skirt looks gorgeous!

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  9. Great job! It's amazing how something as simple as this can totally make over a piece of clothing.

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  10. Holy cow that skirt was awful before! I love the print too, and it's crazy how current it looks when you hack the bottom off. Must hit the thrift!
    Awesome work!
    Best-
    Kim @ Two Ten

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  11. Your post's on your skirts refashions are great! I can't wait to get started on some of my own. Pinning this! You should a collage of all of them that people could easily pin.

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