case in point:
this totally cute skirt i found at maurices
it was the right color, the right size, the right price, and totally the wrong length.
story of my life.
so how did i get from point A of having a too long skirt that puddled at the bottom of my feet to point B of having an awesome skirt that looks like it was made for you you ask?
no more tripping happening for you!
first things first.
obviously i have a thing for wedges and who can go wrong with wedges and maxi skirts?!
since last time i blogged and bragged about the awesome warm weather...we've had a little bit of a cold snap again and well the closed toed linen Target shoes won this last time i wore the skirt...but i can NOT wait to wear my open toed sandals once the weather cooperates again!
-put on your shoes
-turn your skirt inside out and put it on where you would normally wear you skirt if it weren't dragging on the floor.
mine was around 4"!!! total. (so 2" folded in your pinched fabric)
-pin in place your folded fabric right under your waist band area.
-take off the skirt leaving it wrong side out.
-grab some matching thread (in this case i used navy)
now lets start sewing!
on my BERNINA B580 it's the #2 stitch it was at the 1.50 stitch length and i then shortened my stitch width to 1.7.
(why the zig zag? so that when you put on and off your skirt there's stretch and no threads break!)
-cut off your excess pinched folded fabric. carefully so you don't cut your stitches and you don't cut anything you shouldn't (i've been known to do both!)
well minus the angry beaver look. theres a reason why i normally crop my face when editing pictures. oh well.
go shorten those too long maxi skirts!!!
we'll talk soon.