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Altered Skirt

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Today I’d like to share some photos of my altered skirt. I had a favorite skirt;

Original skirt

Original skirt

This was my favorite skirt but sadly I’d outgrown the waist. Being a bit of a horder, I’d held on to the skirt, in case I’d get back into it one day, as you do ;) Many years later still doesn’t fit BUT now I have a sewing machine. I decided to try altering it and see if I could get it wearable again.

First I took out the zip and continued the back seam to the top. Next I took out all the darts, folded over the top section to create a casing for elastic instead.

Altered skirt, waistband removed, casing pinned ready to sew

Altered skirt, waistband removed, casing pinned ready to sew

Next I threaded elastic through the casing, this caused much bad language as at each seam the elastic got stuck! If you try this at home, sew down the edges of the seams before you sew down the casing, then the elastic can slip on by ;)

Altered skirt, elastic threaded in place

Altered skirt, elastic threaded in place

Here is the finished skirt. Since it was quite a generous size before and it was just the waist that was the issue, I’m pleased to say it now fits again :) YEY So pleased as this is a nice cotton skirt, I’m not a big fan of viscose that so many skirts on the high street seem to be.

Altered skirt, elastic threaded in place

Altered skirt, elastic threaded in place

How about you, have you got any altering stories you would like to share?

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