Wednesday, August 31

Day 17

Fix something in my repair pile.

 
Shirt: Thrifted skirt, Jeans: Loft, Shoes: Gap, Necklace: Express, Earrings: Gift
Once upon a time I stumbled across this post and it was love at first sight. I knew I had to find a skirt just like that, so I could make a dress just like hers. After all, it looked like it was easy as pie to make. Although, have you ever made pie? It's really not THAT easy.

I searched high and low for the perfect pleated skirt at all of the thrift stores around here, and let me tell you, Oklahoma has a lot. But somehow, by the end of the day, I always turned up empty handed.

And then I discovered this skirt:


It was practically perfect, except one thing, it was far too short to make a dress out of it, unless I wanted to look like a hooch, which I did not. Sorry if that's your style. So, the hubs suggested I make a shirt out of it instead.

So that it what I did. I'm kind of kicking myself right now though, I should have just left it as a skirt, it was perfect, and now I'm afraid the whole $2.50 that I spent on it has gone to waste. Such is life.

I guess that just means I'm going to need this dress after all.
I do have a birthday coming up...
Courtesy of Shabby Apple
Don't you hate when you do something that is irreversible? I sure do.

12 comments:

Kayla said...

I have ruined 6 or 7 perfectly lovely things lately while trying to make them into other things. I'm starting to go a little crazy over my sewing failures.

I do like the shirt though!!

Kayla
Freckles in April

Brittany said...

Cute. I would never ever attempt to make a skirt into a shirt, so good job. It was a rather cute skirt. I always love pleats.

Julie said...

I had a few weeks that I was searching for a skirt to make that dress too. Never found one! I do like your shirt though! :)

Sherri said...

That's an impressive shirt! Don't worry...sewing is all about trial and error. At least that's what I have found. That's a cute outfit and I love the shoes!

sherri from SHERRI AMOUR

becoming teacher misty said...

Wow! I'm totally impressed with the shirt. I'm just amazed at how easy that tutorial is (should be). If only I had the right length of skirt. But I'd probably totally botch it. :)

Kate said...

It is really fun as a top, I love that the pleating isn't super tight anymore but just gives a fun little bit of texture.

shopfreak said...

Amy,

OMG that inspiration dress! Your shirt is cute! Great job on it! Thanks for sharing, I want to find a pleated skirt now too...

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

I am so inspired yet would not know how to turn a skirt into a shirt if my life depended on it! Oh well I guess that's what DIY tutorials are for :) Love your necklace too- now following.

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Lovell Family said...

love the shirt...I will patiently wait for the tutorial! :)

Heather said...

cute shoes!

Cynthia Lovell said...

Very Clever!!! I would have never thought of that! Besides it looks cool for those Hot summer days. Cute!

Tina said...

I'm way impressed!! You have skills!
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