November 21, 2011

DIY: Cut It Short


A few weeks ago I went thrift shopping and found what looks like a leftover costume piece. Perhaps someone dressed up like a wax candle on Hanukkah with this skirt? Regardless, my tingles told me it had DIY potential so I bought it.

As I have said before, skirts can always be shorter and the mess can always be messier. Like this skirt and Turbo's diarrhea (in which I will spare you a picture of) as examples.


Before: This skirt was $3.99 at the thrift store, look at how excited I was with my Walmart socks

cutting the skirt shorter then sewing it


Here is the skirt after the alteration. I'm definitely going to wear this over the holidays! The bracelet and earrings are a special gift from Quoise- a Toronto based jewelry company that thrive to create afforable jewelry. I love the bracelet!

I know, lately my hands want to be like the witch with the red apple, or perhaps I was counting invisible change.

{Banana Republic trench coat, Rebecca Minkoff bag, DIY skirt, Quoise bracelet & earrings}

55 comments:

  1. Gorgeous,love the skirt,really luxe and vintage looking fabric and looks fab with the whole outfit so chic and unique

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  2. Lovely fabric indeed! Knowing how to sew is great. :) I alter my clothes all the time.

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  3. amazing sartorialist!!!

    new post on my blog:I'm waiting for your comment!
    have a great day!
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  4. you are so crafty! i love what you did with the skirt, looks gorgeous! :-)

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  5. Love the DIY skirt! That's way too cute. Fabulous.

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  6. I really like the pattern on this skirt. Great find! And good on you for making this work for you. ;)

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  7. Love the vision you had here!
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  8. love the maxi skirt!

    Hey Doll!!.. I chose to give you the Versatile blogger award. If you don't want it, no worries just ignore this.

    http://www.dashysassy.com/2011/11/my-first-blog-award.html

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  9. The DIY is amazing... loved the gold in the skirt
    and your hands are perfect :)

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  10. wow, you did a great job - I wish I could stuff like that - the skirt looks great!

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  11. wow, like your style a lot! tnx dear for your comment, follow you now on google, hope you will follow me back!xoxo

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  12. It looks really great short - nice DIY!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  13. Great job, girl! This skirt looks gorgeous after you tweaked it! And you have really keen instincts on spotting the potential of a certain skirt after you work your DIY magic on it :)

    Cheers,

    Wi
    A Single Girl's Musings

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  14. lovely skirts!
    u rock it ;)
    i followed you on google and bloglovin :)

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  15. julie, you are extraordinary! you took that so-so meh skirt, & made it spectacular. simply stunning.

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  16. Oh, poor Turbo (and poor you--thanks for not posting a pic).

    You're making me think that in the right hands, almost anything (or anyone?) has hidden potential. If only there were more "right hands" like your's out there.

    "I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let's face it." =)

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  17. Wow, it looks so much better shorter! great fabric and colour such lovely detailing.

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

    PS loved your skull scarf from a previous post :)

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  18. I like it better short - cute

    http://yajairasfashionnotes.blogspot.com/

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  19. I think turbos accident made this skirt more wearable, I absolutely love it shorter!! The detail is exquisite too.
    xxoo
    pamela
    www.pamelamarrie.com

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  20. Can't believe your DIY! That skirt looks incredible. Love it!

    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  21. Long looks OK...But I love love the length you gave it. Is so much flattering!

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  22. Oh what a great DIY! I love the sparkle, perfect for the holidays!

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  23. Wow! If i ever saw the skirt in the thrift store, I might not know what to do about it. But you made it look super gorgeous! great DIY and end product. Love it.

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  24. The length of the skirt was so creepy until you took your scissors and made it look more chic. I've had accidents before, it's not fun to clean up DIY accidents.

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  25. That's such a great idea! I've never bought anything with the DIY potential in mind. I will try from now on as the final product is the perfect holiday skirt!

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  26. ok the transformation is to die for. and that image of you jumping is so rad!!!!!!!!!

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  27. it looks great short! love the prints on them!

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  28. Wow, you made it WAY better!

    Lots of love, B
    http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/
    Tweet me: Viva_La_Breee

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  29. I honestly prefer it short. To me it just looks better, cleaner and classier.

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  30. wow, it looks amazing. you are so talented. :)

    hoe you have a great rest of the wk!

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  31. That skirt is amazing! I didn't notice the details until you did a close up. Good for you for making it SHORT. Looks fab! :D

    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

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  32. Damn that's a nice find! Great mod :]

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  33. Amazing foresight! lol. The skirt looks so good after alteration. Can't believe that's just for 3.99!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  34. Ahhh, another great DIY!!! The skirt looks great on you after you altered it! And the bracelet...LOVE! :D

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  35. Wow I love the skirt! So beautiful! Following you:)

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  36. adorable skirt/
    have a Cupcake sweet day;)
    http://gonchagoncha.blogspot.com/

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  37. Marvelous skirt, you look precious in the jumping picture!! x

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  38. Great transformation, I really love what you've done with it. You have a great eye!

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  39. Oh missy ... lol, you make me laugh all the time. Your posts are hilarious!

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  40. You have such a good eye!! That skirt looks great after you shortened it!

    Happy Thanksgiving Julie! xo~sam

    http://styleofsam.blogspot.com/

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  41. I love the DIY skirt! SO pretty. I love how you styled it too.

    www.themoptop.com

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  42. What a fantastic and simple DIY! Gorgeous skirt. :)

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  43. Ohmygosh your outfit is so cute! I wish I had your DIY skills ahaha <3

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  44. Such an amazing DIY! Love the way it turned out.

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  45. I like short and long. :)
    Who won the giveaway? I don't have twitter and I can't see it.
    xoxo

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  46. Genius!! I love the new modified skirt!

    And you're an engineer!!!!!!!! Just like me (and many other bloggers!)

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  47. I think i love it short better ;)
    You look great!

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  48. wow, nice, sometimes i want to cut my long skirts too. but im afraid it will be mess., hehe.. nice :)

    oteteot

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  49. You are my DIY fashion hero! Love this!

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  50. I've only just found your blog and i think your amazing...I can't wait to see more of your work.

    Where did you get your boots ?

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  51. I've only just found your blog and i think your amazing...I can't wait to see more of your work.

    Where did you get your boots ?

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