When Kitty submitted this project, I knew that it would be perfect to feature this weekend for Father's Day! How about some repurposing of men's pieces? I think you're going to love what she created when you see it!
I love, love, love your blog! You've really inspired me to refashion my thrift store finds. I volunteer at the Humane Society Thrift Store in Boulder, CO so I have lots of clothes to choose from! Donations that can't be sold in the store are sometimes generously given to volunteers and I snagged a brand new pair of men's boxer shorts. (We don't sell underwear at the store.) These boxers had a 44 inch waist and were free to me.
There's no better price than free! See Kitty's amazing transformation...
I measured and cut the waist to fit me, shifted the fly front to the side and added a pocket in the fly opening, using the pocket pattern from a dress that I had made already.
Then I hauled out all my blue and white scrap fabrics and trims to see which ones I liked best with the plaid print.
I layered several of the scrap fabrics and trims together and then sewed it to the bottom of my new SKIRT!!!
This was something that I hadn't seen before on any of the blogs I read religiously, yours being the best of course.
On a happier note, the April 2014 issue of Elle magazine featured an Alexander Wang runway look that is extremely similar to my boxer skirt. It was on page 136 in the Fashion Trends section. Luckily I came to my senses before publishing a "B*#ch Stole My Look" post with photos of my refashioned boxer skirt next to Alexander Wang's skirt. (Just kidding!!!)
How gorgeous do you look, Kitty? You are a refashioning genius! I have to make a trip to Boulder to visit you at the Humane Society Thrift Store! I can't wait to see your next batch of pieces :) What a great way to repurpose boxers into something so chic and summery. For more from Kitty, click HERE!