Thursday, December 20, 2012

Seeking Scarlet

I was wise enough to never grow up, while fooling people into believing I had.
   Margaret Mead

Outfit: Wool Sweater (Thrifted), Skirt (Thrifted orginally/DIY), Shirt (Vera Moda), 
Owl Necklace (Thrifted), Leather Boots (Thrifted), Hat (Aldo), Leather Belt (Thrifted)

 I don't like to throw anything out. I'm no hoarder, I just find if I throw something out I end up wanting to use it a week or two later. That, and I hate creating garbage; landfills are big enough! Loving Pinterest, one always finds great ideas to re-do clothes or household items. And that is why I kept this top for ages albeit never wearing it. With a little cutting and sewing, and not much of it, it became a new skirt for me! The rayon fabric makes it a very movable skirt and easy to sew. I find when re-creating a shirt/little girl's dress into a skirt it's easiest when that clothing item has a empire waist. That is where you can cut the item in two and easily fix the waistband to your liking. Rayon is extremely stretchy so I didn't have to use a zipper or buttons, but with cotton or other fabrics they might be required. 

Happy Holidays!
xo The Rag Trade


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