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The 3rd life of a skirt

Added Oct 30, 2008

by mochimo

Como, Italy






I had to find a way to save this skirt! So I gave it a third life.
My mom sewed the original for me 20 (!) years ago. It was a simple rectangle with an elastic waistband. After a few years I didn’t like it any more and she altered it into an ankle-lenght A-line skirt.
After sitting on it for almost 20 years (as I’m bound at a desk all day long) the back was so worn out and thin that last spring it tore.
But I’ve always liked this fabric so much that I couldn’t get rid of it. It’s a silk and wool blend, can be worn all year long, feels great and I like the suble flower print.
So I cut off the mid section and kept the top and bottom part to make a new knee-lenght skirt that I will hopefully be able to wear a few more times. I kept the zipper and hem untouched.
I did a very careless job but the result is not that bad. I’m happy with it!

Material Notes

an old skirt (silk and wool blend)





my mom for sewing the first 2 versions

Mr B. for giving me the fabric (as a present) so so many years ago

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    Oct 31, 2008, 12.18 AMby senasews

    I like it now better, too. Nice to see how little changes can make garments wearable again.

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    Oct 30, 2008, 09.54 AMby sewella

    Great job! I like the reconstruction better – it’s more hip and shic!

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