So, I was recently tasked with refashioning a vintage skirt. She found the skirt at a theater costume sale and loved the look, but it was too full. Not to mention, vintage sizes are sooooo tiny! I swear it said size 6 but it was like a size 0 in today’s sizes.
So she gave me a skirt that she wanted it to be similar to. I simply cut off the waist, because it was too small, but I made sure to keep the zipper because I thought that would still be a good touch. I laied out the model skirt, and cut up the sides. The way the skirt was, I thought it should have some shape, and not just be a straight skirt, so I left some of the sides for swaying – cause what girl doesn’t love when her skirt swishes! And then I simply sewed up the side seams.
I added some elastic to the waist, just in case! And kept the back zipper.
Easy peasy! Simple way to refashion. Happy customer! She wore it a week later with a more fitted top and it looked awesome!!