Today we show you how you can take a skirt with a little problem in a very conspicuous area and make it useable again. This is DIY hole repair at it’s best and prettiest! But here, let me show you what I’m talking about!
On this remake, I started with this REALLY cute skirt that I had been waiting to work on for a while. It was a Liz Claiborne from St. Vincent de Paul for $2. I knew that Liz Claiborne is a pretty nice brand, so I thought that it would be worthwhile to work on it.
- 1. My first step was to sew some really pretty lace in a corresponding blue color on the inside slip. That was going to be my only step, and yes, it did look good after the lace had been sewn on. Buuuuuut, I was ironing the skirt, and guess what I found. Yep, a bunch of little slits in the skirt.
So, you can’t imagine my disappointment. I was like, ‘here Mom, I’m so done with this.’ Mom, however, started brainstorming, because she didn’t want to waste this really cute skirt. We thought about just sewing the holes together, but we’d only have gotten awkward puckers. Patches weren’t an option, until Mom had this great idea of making denim patches in the shape of birdcages, stenciling them, and sewing them onto the skirt! This idea totally worked, because the little slits were on the back right part, and the birdcages could artfully wrap all the way around the right side!
So Step two is: Mom cut out and sewed a bunch of birdcage-shaped denim patches over the slits. She left the edges raw so as this skirt ages and is washed, they will acquire a lovely, soft-edged look.
- I stenciled them with a bunch of birdcage designs. I attached the ‘birdcages’ to chains, which disappear into the pleats at the top of the skirt. There are lovely pink birds in each cage, and even one bird that escaped onto the skirt!
Wow! That is called resourcefulness, I think! The only question I have is about those slits! I was thinking at first that some poor woman got slashed by a bear, and her grieving relatives donated the skirt she had been wearing to St. Vincent de Paul, not knowing that the skirt had marks of her bear attack on it! Haha, just kidding! But really, was she playing with an Exacto knife?!?!
Fly away little birdie!
There are many bird and birdcage skirts out there, but this one reminds us of our version the most!
Total Time: 1 hour
Total Cost: $2
Talent Level: Beginner Seamstress
Anyway, we love the after-effect that the stencils on the denim bring, it makes us feel like thinking up an occasion for a party!
Throwing a leaf party!
We hope you love this skirt too, ‘cause we have listed it in our Etsy shop here!
Well, leave a comment telling us about the time you were attacked by a bear while you were wearing a skirt! 🙂 And don’t forget to vote in the poll and visit our Etsy shop too!
Always be Exciting,