Remake: Light Denim Skirt

I saw this skirt at Goodwill and had to grab it! New Dress A Day - Vintage denim skirt

It doesn't fit me at all, but I was obsessed with the light denim shade and the buttons down the center!

New Dress A Day - Vintage denim skirt

I've been seeing a bunch of similar types of light blue denim skirts like this Steven Alan one...

Steven Alan denim skirt

...and this one by Lauren by Ralph Lauren...

Lauren by Ralph Lauren denim skirt

...however they were all way more than the $3.95 price tag on this guy.

New Dress A Day - Vintage denim skirt

This piece just needs a bit of taking in to make it the light blue denim skirt of my dreams!!

New Dress A Day - Vintage denim skirt

I just have to make sure it doesn't fall down when I put my arms up! I can't always guarantee that I'll be wearing leggings underneath all the time :)

My first step was trying on the piece and tacking the waist with a pin to decipher how much to take in. I wanted to make it fitted enough where it was sitting at my waist without being too tight.

I placed my first pin at the waist and then continued to pin down the back of the dress until I hit the bottom. There was a natural center back seam there already, so I just followed it to the hem.

New Dress A Day - Vintage denim skirtNew Dress A Day - Vintage denim skirt

Working on the back of the dress also allowed me to keep the pockets (yes, pockets!!!) in place.

Once everything was pinned, I sewed a new seam down the back of the dress.

New Dress A Day - Vintage denim skirt

One major tweak gave me a new summer skirt that will work with anything!!

New Dress A Day - Vintage denim skirt

I paired my skirt with an easy Hanes grey tank, a strawberry printedĀ LeSportsac purse, a pair of killer wedges that I scored at a sample sale years ago that I always forget about, and a repurposed vintageĀ Honey Rose & K necklace.

New Dress A Day - Vintage denim skirt

It's also the perfect bathing suit cover up (for my fair skin) because I can keep it on to shade my legs while I'm under an umbrella or on a beach towel.

New Dress A Day - Vintage denim skirt

But those pockets were my favorite part. I put them to work, as they were the best place to keep the lens cap to my camera. I'm always putting the cap down in random places, which isn't the smartest move especially when I'm outside on the streets, so these pockets came in handy!

New Dress A Day - Vintage denim skirt

I'm obsessed with the bone shaped beads on the necklace that I couldn't help but get into character. I just saw the newest X Men, so not only was long-haired James McAvoy still on the mind, but Wolverine was too! These were my version of Wolverine's 70s claws.

New Dress A Day - Vintage denim skirt

And then I pretended that the bone beads were fangs. I mean, I can't leave the teeth out.

New Dress A Day - Vintage denim skirt

I can't wait to restyle this skirt with a totally different look next wear! Keep your eyes peeled for a part two next week!