A new old skirt
Last weekend I decided I needed a new skirt. So I dug through my stash of vintage sheets and pulled one out that looked promising. I cut off three long strips and after a little gathering and a little elastic I had my new favorite thing to wear. I used the original hem of the sheet on the bottom ruffle of the skirt so I didn’t even have to rehem. I also left the original label sewn into the hem, which I think is cool. I did have to line the whole thing, because this sheet was a little sheer. And while I don’t particularly care for the butterfly motif, I love the overall look and color scheme. I’ve only had it finished for a week and I think I’ve worn it four times. I clearly need to make myself a few more skirts before summer is over!
[ My very favorite denim blazer: New York & Company 3 years ago, Skirt: handmade from a thrifted vintage sheet, Earrings & Turquosie ring: handmade by my friend Adrianne, Necklace: thrifted, Bracelet: swap meet in Honolulu 3.5 years ago, Sandals: Steve Madden hand-me-downs from my sister, white tee: Walmart, yellow purse (a few pics down) NineWest, thrifted ]
Last night we went out on a date and we started out at this old abandoned house. I’ve driven past it a million times but this was the first time we’ve stopped. It was awesome, and creepy, all at the same time. The walls inside were full of cracked plaster and peeling wallpaper.
The walls in the kitchen of this old house were bright turquoise. You can kind of see them in that first pic. I wish I had a better picture of them, but they were so pretty. And with the broken out windows, the burned out door and the rickety old back porch it was a very unexpected surprise. I think I’ll go back here again. I don’t know how long it will be before this old house is torn down and I know I’ll miss seeing it when it’s gone. I hate seeing even the ricketiest old buildings demolished. The land around this one has been slated for a strip mall for years.
So I mentioned a few days ago that my pink hair faded a lot while I was scuba diving. I like the color in this picture a lot more than I like it in the mirror… the back has faded a lot lighter than the front. So we’ll see how long it takes before I do something else. I hope you have a great weekend. We are going to clean out our storage unit (bleh) and if I get lucky I’ll sneak in some sewing time to finish another skirt. Update: I ‘m adding this project to the Project Restyle flickr group, and Sew and Tell at Amy’s!