For today’s post we started with 2 skirts. The first is a Charlotte Russe black ruffled mini skirt. We picked it up at Salvation Army for $2 because we knew it was a great foundation piece.
The next skirt we also found at Salvation Army for $2.
A black and white dotted/floral beauty, it had a small issue. The zipper was broken. Beyond repair! But that was okay for what we had in mind! Time for some broken zipper repair!
Step 1: Sew zipper shut, eliminating the problem! (Broken zipper repair magic at work!)
Step 2: Cut off waistband of black and white skirt. (Goodbye broken zipper!)
Step 3: Let out 2 of the pleats in the black and white skirt to make it a little bigger.
Step 4: Pin and sew bottom of black and white skirt underneath ruffles of black ruffled mini. I carefully made sure the ruffle was above the stitching where it crossed over, and under the stitching everywhere else. If you look at the before picture, you can see how the ruffle creates this cute diagonal affect, but that created a little careful stitching. Anyway, we figured it out!
Step 5: Took in more fabric in the back darts to accommodate the skirt for Aria’s small size.
Ta Da! What do you think now? Aria sure is happy with the results. She plans to wear it with a white button up shirt, but she can’t decide if she should tuck it in or not!
Total Time: 30 minutes
Total Cost: $4
Talent Level: Beginner Seamstress
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Make it beautiful,