11th October 2010
So, as you have probably realised, almost everything I buy gets a touch up from my DIY-eager self, particularly given that almost everything I buy comes from a charity shop. Buttt, there are cases where I’m not too sure whether an item is best DIYed, or left as is (the horror!). I bought a skirt earlier this week for 3 quid during lunchtime thrifting, and am at a loss as to whether it deserves the usual DIY action (geneva-cuts-a-foot-off-the-bottom) or whether I should embrace the ‘new length’ like the Sunday Times Style magazine is telling me to. What to do? I think I could easily channel some full skater skirt action like this if I cut it off, but maybe the new length is for me? Also, should I dye it black?
9th October 2010
There’s lots of talk at the moment about the new mid length of skirt. I really like this one below snapped by Jen of The Style Crusader.
I have to say though, don’t you love the fashion industry? ‘THROW OUT ALL YOUR OLD SKIRTS AND GO BUY THIS ONE, (and while your at it why dont you just set fire to a pile of ten pound notes in your back garden?). But, this time, I’m not going to be running out to Zara and blowing my money on a new trend. Why buy when you can DIY? The gorgeous Sabrina of AfterDRK shows us here that you can easily transition your maxi skirt into a mid length skirt. All you have to do is cut off a foot at the bottom, and hem the new edge (making sure to roll over and iron down so the raw edge is covered). You can do it by hand no trouble. Before you relegate your maxi skirts/dresses to the back of your wardrobe, see whether you can DIY them a new lease on life. For nothing! Update: Sabrina has done another post on this outfit and it seems she didn’t cut the skirt off, just used an elastic band and knotted it to look shorter. Genius!