Once upon a time there was a lady that had a date with her boyfriend. She wanted to look pretty, so she decided to buy herself a new outfit. She started off with buying a new pair of black heels, and then found a pretty white sweater. The only thing missing was a pretty skirt. So she went to a big department store, and found a beautiful green skirt with a pink rose pattern that would be delightful with the rest of the outfit and she bought it for an exorbitant price. She wore it out to a nice restaurant that evening, and had a nice date – she was happy with the skirt. But, the next day, there came an evil witch that planted the seed of doubt in her brain. Over and over the next day, she heard in her head: “You look like a toddler, you look like a toddler.” Driven almost crazy with the evil insinuations, she gave the skirt to a second-hand store, hoping that the curse would not spread to the next wearer. We bought the skirt two weeks later, and broke the curse- read on to find out how!
Yep, pretty girly!
On this remake, I started with a pretty floral First Issue skirt from our friend Shelly’s for $3 that we had gotten a while back. I really liked the A-line style, and the pattern was very pretty, but the rickrack around the bottom made it look kind of little-girlish. Rick-rack is cute on some skirts, especially toddler skirts, but I wanted to put this one on Etsy, and it needed to grow up a little bit first!
1. First, I seam-ripped the rickrack off of the bottom.
- Then I sewed on some pretty black lace leftover from another project.
A girly skirt grows up!
Cool! I like this as a pretty, more grown-up skirt now!
Total Time: 15 minutes
Total Cost: $3
Talent Level: Beginner Seamstress
If this skirt fit me, I would wear it with some black heels and a white cardi, or vice versa! You know me, I like to focus on the skirt, when I match together an outfit! This is a very easy project to do just to spice up an old skirt that needs more life! This skirt is a women’s size 16, and we are listing it on Etsy here.
Now you know what to do! Vote, comment and pop on over to Etsy!
Always be Exciting,
P.S. I love Allegra’s story-weaving ability, don’t you? ~Audrey