New post has finally arrived! I'm still abroad, but will be getting these posts up whenever/wherever my wi-fi access allows! Thank you SO much for your patience with me :)
I love vintage skirts - I tend to collect them. (Reminder to take a photo of my skirt rack in my closet, as it has gotten quite large as of late!) The plaid pattern on this one was just my speed...
...and the fact that there were pockets only made it more intriguing. Small issue...it was just a bit too large for me.
Did I pass this one by?? Obviously not. That skirt rack is just waiting for this puppy to be added to it!
I started off by measuring the skirt on me and figured out just the right amount to make it perfect for my waist. I pinned my areas to take in...
...and got to sewing!!
With a new seam created down the back of the dress (didn't want to adjust the pockets at all, so I created my seam here) it was time to make it a bit shorter. I just wasn't enthused with the "cankle" length where it currently hit me.
I trimmed my length...
...prepped a new hem...
...and stitched it in place.
With just a little bit of tweaking, my new skirt fit like a charm!!
I paired it with a white tank, some vintage beaded necklaces, a pair of Calvin Klein slingbacks, my vintage wicker-y clutch, and pink, as I deem it, "She-Ra" belt.
The downward point on the belt totally reminded me of hers. (I was such a fan when I was a kid! I had her "Princess of Power" castle too!!)
This skirt will look fab paired with a printed blouse or even with a lightweight knit sweater as it begins to get warmer everywhere else outside of Los Angeles.
This will definitely become a new season staple!
Cozy, comfy, pocket-full...dream Marisa wardrobe piece!!