i've recently decided that i'm going to head into uncharted territory clothing-wise. i know this isn't anything crazy for most people, but for my plain jane, uniform of comfort style, it's a pretty big deal. i'm diving headfirst into high waisted skirts. see, i told you it isn't a big deal, but it's a style i've been very hesitant to try. i'm beyond the hesitation phase and i'm fully submersed in the high waisted skirt trend. i mean, i go to bed at night thinking of one i want to make or how i'd style one. hello, where has the old danielle gone??? so anyway, i went thrifting to see what i could find. there are a few rules i like to follow when looking for the prized skirt though, and they are: no old lady looking patterns, nothing that will dwarf my already short frame, and no fabric that could spontaneously combust. here's what i found...
i'm completely smitten with this skirt. the fabric is a cotton/linen blend, so it's pretty soft and thin - perfect for warm weather wear. it was originally just a few inches above my ankles, and at a mere 5'2" i know that i just can't pull off a long skirt. it was pretty and comfy, but i knew i looked foolish, so this morning i measured, cut, pinned and sewed it so that it falls a little above my knees. and i have a confession to make. i actually really hate any clothing alterations that involve sewing. i really do. and when i go thrifting, i tell myself not to get ANYTHING that requires more sewing than replacing a few buttons or fixing a split seam. i knew this skirt would require a sewing, but i love it so much, it's a burden i was willing to take on!
i knew as soon as i saw this belt that i was going to make it mine. i mean, let's list out the pros of owning this belt:
1. it cost $1
2. it's that perfectly soft leather that i love
3. it's got holes all the way around so i can wear it around my waist or hips!
now let's list the cons of owning this belt:
there are none!
so that's what i got! i also have a vintage maxi dress that's in-your-face-hippie-at-woodstock that i got LAST YEAR that i still haven't cut and sewn to be about knee length. one of these days, one of these days. so, what have you thrifted lately? do you find that you alter a lot of the vintage clothes you find?