silk striped elodie blouse by j.crew. vintage fiesta print skirt. acrobatic wedges from anthropologie.
as much as i love thrifting, i dislike altering. the thought of cutting up a beautiful, professionally-made garment frightens me. my sewing skills are decent (i make simple skirts and dresses), but i mostly worry about messing up the fabric or shape with a wayward cut or sloppy stitch.
every once in awhile i put my fears aside and do it. i thrifted the ankle-length, designer-esque skirt last thursday morning; by the time M got home, the skirt was washed, dried, measured, cut, ironed, hemmed, and ironed again. boom! it turned out quite well considering i misplaced my tape measure and resorted to laying another wrap skirt over it to estimate the length.
with my confidence on cloud nine, i embarked on another alteration. but i’m not sure if cutting sleeves off a blouse counts as being a seamstress.
the look | similar blouse | similar skirt | similar wedges