Added Jan 30, 2011
a trip to the thrift store produced a great find- a vintage brown wool skirt in nearly perfect condition. it already fit my waist and hips, but was way too long for my short frame. i chopped it down to a more complimentary length and was left with lots of extra fabric. what to do with it?
i didn’t have to touch the zipper, which made my job easier. i simply tore off the old waistband and added a thicker one, reinforced with interfacing. then, with the additional fabric, threw on some gathered pockets (i used the extra lining i had cut away from the skirt to line them). i wasn’t loving the pockets at first…so i added a fold at the top, finished with a button to match the closure on the back and voila- an adorable skirt that will get plenty of wear!
thrift store wool skirt, interfacing, buttons
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