- posted 11 years ago
I have a lovely jeans frontal buttond skirt , which originally was
bought on sale [ too cheap to leave in the shop], and than she was a
Some years later , we changed our size a bit , and i found it a tiny
bit narrow =the belt sat too tight. No problem i opened the upper
seam to take out the belt loops , cut off a bit , rejoined belt
loops , finnished the top neatly and wore it pleasantly for long. Now
i have to pull in the the belt... good !!!
This reminded me that i used to have a wonderful book from the TIME-
LIFE series about sewing, which had many idea on changing /adjusting
skirts ,, but it wentr visiting another house , and probably got
Thus i just enjoy thinking of new ideas.
When i was small my late mother would change all my clothes, out of
need and having the hands ability ,
When she lengthened a skirt she never did it at the Hem , she always
measured some 10-15 cm over the hem , cut it there and added the
stripe of new cloth there ,,, according to her [ and i think she was
right ] it looked less than lenghting a skirt than part of the
When my daughter was a teen ager i made her a summer Maxi with
gatthered Volant , later i wore i added Straps and wore it a summer
dress , later it was cut into a short summer skirt for my
daughter ,,,,,i think there are still some remnannts visible here and
there in some of my works.