We just came back from our vacation late last night. After all, nothing feels like home. Today is laundry/catch-up day. My husband and the little one are going shopping right now so I have a bit of "me" time. I want to do a quick post to show you a DIY project that I did last week.
I felt in love with the Ann Taylor Modern A-line Zip skirt when it first came out but the $98 price tag was too pricey for me. By the time it goes on sale, small sizes are gone. It went on final sale last week for $9.95 plus an additional 25% off. The only size left that I found in store that day was a 12P. I decided to bring it home and do my own alterations. For $7.50, if I don't succeed, there is nothing to cry about. Here is how it looks on me pre-alterations.
I really took my time and went slowly this time. I even documented step by step if you're interested =)
1. The lining wasn't attached to the skirt (which makes my job easier).
2. Removed stitches using the seam ripper.
3. Used one of my best fitted skirts for measurements.
4. Pinned along the seam line for easy sewing.
5. I used clear thread but it's not necessary for side seams.
6. Sew! sew! sew!
After an hour of measuring, fitting and sewing, this is how it looks on me post-alterations. I am quite happy with the way it turned out. The color is absolutely gorgeous in person. It was meant to be an A-line skirt. Since there is an exposed zipper on the side, I couldn't do anything with the hem. However, I am happy to reshapping it to a pencil skirt silhouette. Stay tuned for an OOTD post!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!