Looking through old photos not only reminds me of my past experiences, but the clothes I’ve worn.
My friends and I have been reminiscing a lot lately since a few are leaving SoCal soon. One is heading to medical school in Chicago and another is going to law school in San Francisco. We were talking about the silly parties we used to have at the end of the year and I remembered a skirt I made for one of those events.
For the banquet, a couple of us decided to dress up as the cast from the Cat in the Hat.
I had made a circle skirt jumper in less than an hour all those years ago and I found it hidden in a bag in my closet. It didn’t look much worse for wear and still had that brand new smell.
Honestly, I’m not sure why I made this circle skirt so long aside from being slightly self-conscious about my legs. It sat at my natural waist, but the length was 24-25 inches which hung well below my knees.
I tried it on again and noticed that I had busted the waist seams and that’s why I never wore it again. Also, my waist shrunk a good two inches so now the skirt sat my hips. I had to do some sewing to get it back in working order.
What did I change?
- Removed the straps
- Adjusted the waist, took it in by two inches
- Shortened the hem by three inches
Outfit Details: DIY skirt, Guess tube top – XS, Nordstrom ruffled cardigan – S, Gap obi belt – S/M, random amber necklace, Aldo pumps
Now that I’m more comfortable with my body, the skirt feels long, but it kind of has a vintage look to it. I’m keeping the length and I’ll probably figure out other outfits to go with this skirt.
I’m liking this update of an old “costume-y” skirt.