Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Add & Wear {Skirt}

My hip, fashionable mom and I are super bargain shoppers. Not gonna lie I like me some brand name clothes but most are bought on sale. Really I don't care where clothes come from as long as they're cute, a good price for what it is, and "me" :) 

My mom picked up a Zac Posen Brocade Skirt from Target for me this summer that was on sale for around $13. I was super surprised that the original price was $50. I know he's a great designer but it's Target. Since when did they start selling such expensive clothes?!? I'll forgive them though because it went on sale so much. Here it was (don't mind the girl wearing a metallic bikini top with it).
It was too short but my mom got a larger size so I could wear it lower and take out the hem.
So that was my plan to take the hem out but... it still wasn't long enough. My solution: get some coordinating fabric and add it to the bottom.
It was super easy and I think it looks like it came that way!
You may recognize the headband I'm wearing. It's my Peach Bloom Headband now available in My Etsy Shop. But back to the probably know what to do but just in case, you can find out what I did by reading more.

I cut two large rectangles of fabric with a width twice the amount I needed to add, and length long enough so when I sewed the two pieces together the seams would meet the side seams of the skirt. 
I sewed the two pieces together, folded it in half (width is now amount I want to add), and ironed it. I zig-zag stitched the raw edges together finishing the edge and sewing them together (I don't have a serger). Then I just sewed the large circle of fabric to the bottom of the skirt. 

Boom it's done and modest!


Beth @ Sand To Pearl said...

I think it looks better with the purple bottom!

jantzie said...

Another one nicely done! :)

Anonymous said...

That's so pretty. I agree, it looks better.

FindingMyStitch said...

So cute! I like it better with the purple on the bottom too - it matches perfectly! Isn't it crazy how a little change like that can make a skirt look totally different?

Kristina said...

OK, seriously! I love what you're doing over here! I'm a clothing designer, sewing things from a modest point of view, so I love what you did with your Target skirt! Just had to add your Etsy store to my FAVES. And I love the Seychelles in the previous post. I own the purple and black ones. New follower here! Can't wait to see what you come up with next.
Kristina J.