Hi all!!
Just wanted a bit of advice really……
Today i bought an AMAZING vintage suit in my favorite charity shop!!!WAAYYYYYYY-it was a bargain £2.50!!!
Anyway I had to have it because it was such a gorgeous colour. Its a size 10 and Im a 18. Strangely enough the jacket fits like a dream (apart from not being able to do it up;)) but the skirt is like another person!
Someone Im definitely not ever going to be;))))
BUT……..Is there somehow I make the skirt into something else?
Its non stretchy material and lined too.
I have no idea but open to all sensible suggestions!!!
Its wayyyyyyyyyyy too nice to bin:(((((
Hoping someone on here can help!!!
Best wishes
Issyx

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    Nov 13, 2011, 01.55 AMby jenss-1

    You can always make accessories out of it…hat, bag, etc. Or, if you make a coordinating skirt/pants for your jacket, you could use the original skirt fabric for trim on it.

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      Sep 4, 2012, 11.00 AMby Lindsay Whitehead

      Yes. That’s what I’d do. Depending on what sort of skirt it is. I’m assuming It’s fitted and you don’t have a lot of fabric to play with.

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    Jan 21, 2012, 07.40 PMby purplefan

    Add panels in similar fabricweight and colour. Ditto for the lining. Otherwise you’ll cry over your bargain collecting dust. Totally understand the falling in love with a garment in all areas!

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    Feb 6, 2012, 04.27 PMby ieltayib

    I don’t know if this will help, but I would take it completely apart, find a matchind fabric, (it can be a different color or shiny or anything you think goes with it), then draft another pattern for a skirt with panels and cut your fabric accordingly. That way it will match the jacket, you’ll use the fabric, and it will fit you perfectly!

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    Feb 6, 2012, 04.27 PMby ieltayib

    I don’t know if this will help, but I would take it completely apart, find a matchind fabric, (it can be a different color or shiny or anything you think goes with it), then draft another pattern for a skirt with panels and cut your fabric accordingly. That way it will match the jacket, you’ll use the fabric, and it will fit you perfectly!

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    Aug 14, 2012, 12.16 AMby lilmiss19

    i’ve had this problem before if you take apart the side seams you can add panels to the sides to make it fit you don’t have to draft a pattern for it. you just to know how much extra you need on the sides .

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      Sep 4, 2012, 11.07 AMby Lindsay Whitehead

      The problem with this is you will possibly find it hard to get it to fit you properly if it’s a fitted skirt you are after. This is for the same reason as you don’t just add to the side seams when you make a pattern bigger.

  • Missing

    Sep 14, 2012, 06.55 PMby Kymm Creative-chaos

    What everyone’s suggesting I did with a few shirts that didn’t fit. I just added side panels (one in matching, one in contrasting colors.) They both turned out awesome. Both tank tops anyhow, so I didn’t have to futz with the arms or anything.

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    Mar 1, 2013, 04.02 PMby Sabrina Wharton-Brown

    You could make it into a bag to go with the jacket.

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    Apr 23, 2013, 04.40 PMby Charlotte Blakey

    I would make a cute bag to match!

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