A very welcome back to the old Vintage Revamp! It's been a while since my last one of these, but I feel like I've been bitten by the bug again, I'm full of ideas for other projects! But more on that at a later date. In the meantime let me introduce you to the grey and red floral skirt:
This was another of the items I picked up at the Vintage Kilo Sale (I'm definitely going to the next one of these, it can't be beaten for the prices if you don't mind doing a few alterations, which of course I don't) and doesn't it look a little sorry for itself? I was drawn to the skirt because of the pattern, I just love the little accents of red in the grey and white floral pattern, unfortunately the length was incredibly unflattering on me. But hey, nothing that a bit of sewing couldn't fix!
I chopped about 7 inches off the length of the skirt and then hemmed it by hand, something I actually love doing :)
|Teeny tiny hem stitched :)|
I also trimmed down the skirt's lining, but this I finished with my trusty serger.
|Happy serged hem|
I also wanted to add a bit more of a girlie touch to the skirt, so I added some lace and floral ribbon to the edge of the hem.
|Hurrah for pretty edging!|
|To the machine!|
And just like that the now fabulous skirt was ready to wear. Which I did for all of Mother's Day yesterday! I paired it with my Vintage Revamp Red Blouse and I think it goes perfectly. I really am in love with this outfit and I'm sure I'll be wearing it again very soon.
Blouse and Skirt - Vintage, revamped by me
Belt - by the amazing Cassie Stephens, a gift from my Sweetheart
Shoes - Office
(Photos of me, as usual, by my Sweetheart)
Another Vintage Revamp success! Hurrah!