Saturday, 1 March 2014

Late Winter Party: A Vintage Skirt Story

About 7 years ago I found this Kelly green shirt dress with a full skirt in a vintage shop here in Toronto. Judging from the label I guessed it's from the 60's. At the time it fit me perfectly. I'm a certified "pear shape", have been as long as I can remember, which isn't such a bad thing once you figure out how to dress it. Just forget about buying anything that comes in a two piece set. I wore this great shirt dress until one day my boobs decided to catch up with my hips and suddenly them buttons weren't doing up anymore. Instead of getting rid of the dress I decided to cut the top part off, re-sew the waist band and turn it into a skirt. Unfortunately I had just gotten my sewing machine, a graduation gift, and didn't really know what I was doing. The waist band never sat quite right so there it hung in my closet until a couple weeks ago when I sat down with my seam ripper and redid the whole thing like I should have. The snow has finally melted down below ankle level so I think tonight's the night I bust her out. With winter dragging on like this I seriously need a colourful pick-me-up in my daily ensemble.

Late Winter Party