Sunday, May 30, 2010

Rescued Skirts

Here are 2 skirts I really liked but have not worn for a long time because they required some minor repairs or re-adjustments.

The first project is a skirt with a slightly flared style which I did not like. I decided to sew in about an inch on each side to reduce the flare and make it a more fitted style.

The result: A skirt that has a more tapered look.

The second project is for a skirt that used to fit snugly around my waist. But due to the many times I had to pull the partially elasticized waistband over my big butt, the elasticity got worn off.

I fixed the problem by using some cast-off shoelaces my hubby didn't like. He prefers flat shoelaces over the rounded ones as shown below. Good thing I saved them as I knew I would find a use for them some day.

I made two openings on either side of the inside of the elasticized portion and threaded the shoelace through so that they can be used like pull strings to gather the waistline to the size needed.

The result: A skirt I can easily pull over my big butt and now I can pull on the shoestrings to tie up around my waist. The good thing about this method is that the waistsize is now adjustable which is a good thing for those times when I have overstuffed myself with food. And I still have another shoelace left for some other future project.

1 comment:

  1. Your butt is not big. It's just the right size for luvin'