Tuesday, May 30, 2006

A $2.00 skirt!

The fabric on this skirt caught my eye at the thrift store this week and when I saw the 50% off tag I knew that I must make it mine! The one problem was the size--four sizes too big!

Since it was an a-line style I decided to try and alter it to fit me. I laid a skirt that I already owned on top of the thrift store skirt and I cut about 5/8 inch from the edge (be careful not to cut the zipper side of the skirt!). Then I sewed the edges, right sides together. I cut the edges with pinking shears to avoid fraying.

And voila! A skirt made just for me:

It cost me $2.00 and a half hour of time. I think I will be looking a little closer at the a-line skirts the next time I visit the thrift store!