Thrift store skirt converted to an assymmetric top
I found this amazing pleated skirt for $2 at at thrift store, I loved the fabric-yellow and black plaid. It is so fun, but as a skirt it was too big and it was frumpy.
I have been watching Mad Men a lot recently and want a cape or an A-line jacket, I know this isn't either, but those silhouettes inspire me, so this is a change from my more usual fitted silhouettes.
How did I change it from a skirt to a top?
I unpicked the waistband and the lining, as this was a lot smaller than the skirt (as it was not pleated). Luckily the hole was big enough where the waist band had been, that it fit well under my arm and over my shoulder. I then rehemmed where the waistband had been and took a dart from the shoulder so it would curve better over the shoulder. I rehemmed the waistband so I could make it in to a strap. I pinned a giant sleeve out of the giant top and sewed some seams in there as it is so billious and I wanted to be able to wear a belt with it. It took about an hour-if that. Then it was all done :)
What I am wearing
My new thrift store skirt to assymetric top
My purple merino top from Shanton
Black gloves from the $1-$8 mart
Belt off another dress I bought
Black skirt from Glassons
Red boots from Number One Shoe Warehouse
Have you made any recent thrift store alterations?