17 Jan New Look, New Life, New Home
The tale of three garments….
Wonder why I haven’t worn this skirt in a while… dull and dated but beautiful wool….wait a minute….. was this Talbot’s skirt actually made in Italy?
I couldn’t resist trying to resurrect this skirt from another century and got busy with the scissors until the skirt had a fresh look. Ten inches shorter was all it took to make this skirt wardrobe worthy again!
Meanwhile, I have been hanging on to this Howard Wolf skirt since 1978! It is part of the first suit I ever owned, but the time had come to give it away or give it a new life. This update was not as simple as the previous skirt because I had to re-cut the entire skirt. However, I was able to use this Simplicity pattern to transform this
Thank goodness I could use the original hem on this bias cut skirt, and adding a zipper reduced the bulk of the fabric gathered into the original waistband. Yes, it was a bias cut skirt gathered into a set waistband.
The exceptional quality of the original garments is impossible to find in moderately priced RTW these days giving me a real bargain with two simple makeovers …… two new skirts completely free!
Speaking of new life, new looks and new homes, my daughter was here over the weekend and well…… this dress
A happy ending to a challenging project!