When I first saw this skirt, I thought I was going to use the fabric for curtains in my bathroom! I ended up changing my mind due to the fact that there wasn't enough material, and kept the skirt intact!
It was a bit too big at the waist and a bit too long, so some easy adjustments are en route to make this piece perfect!
Because I'm going to get all up in this elastic waist, I removed on side of the clasp with a seam ripper which I'll be re-adding down the road.
I opened the side seam at the waist to begin to adjust the elastic. This skirt is too big and I need to make it more fitted!!
I measured and pulled out about four inches of elastic...
...trimmed it off...
...and pinned the seam shut, in preparation for sewing!
I hit the length next! I cut off about eight inches...
...ironed under the raw cotton edge...
...and began to pin the bottom of the skirt in place.
I laced up my machine with matching yellow-y/lime thread and sewed my hem in place as well as the open edge at the waist.
Post sewing machine, I started up that hand stitching I called out earlier to reattach the clasp to the skirt.
With all the steps tied up and complete, I paired the skirt with a lavender tank top and some vintage mules, and had my outfit together for the day!!
The colors are super springy, and are such a lovely palette of shades! It actually kind of reminds me of the duvet on my bed! Perfect for a day of errands or meetings if you throw on a blouse instead of a tank top.
I'm highly obsessed with this piece! It fits well, it's the right length, and the colors just make me smile.
It's awesome when things like a skirt can do that :)