Friday, 11 March 2011

Lady Bug Says ... Thrifted and DIYed Skirt

Evening Ladies!
I thought tonight I would share with you a great charity shop find! Whilst skimming through the rails of overpriced Primark and questionable out of shape tshirts, I caught a glimpse of pretty coral colour and vintage-esque floral print. Grabbing it before anyone else could get their mitts on it I was even more delighted to find that it was a) handmade and b) only £3!

I still can't believe someone would give away an item that someone had obviously taken a lot of time and care to make!

It was a little bit long for my midget legs so it was a good opportunity to get my little sewing machine out and attempt to shorten it. For my first time I don't think I did too bad! Plus I managed to pick up the right colour thread in the charity shop for 10p :) I do love a bargain!

Much better after don't you think? I now have a small pile of skirts to get the shortening treatment, now just to find the time to do it!


  1. It looked lovely on before but it looks loads better now! great find :) X

  2. That is absolutely gorgeous. Between you and Alex from odd Socks & Pretty Frocks, you've shamed me into learning how to use a sewing machine. I live in hope of ever finding anything that pretty though..

    xxx Maddie

  3. Well done you. It looks stunning.

    X x

  4. This looks so much nicer and more wearable. Great idea, great look! :) xx

  5. Such a beautiful skirt, the print is so lovely, and the new length is perfect xx

  6. Oh it's gorgeous! You've done a lovely job with it - the new length looks amazing with your fab legs.

  7. Hi there darling! lovely post! It's indeed much better after! You look amazing in it:) we're hosting a GIVEAWAY on our blog by the way! Come and take a look:) Participate if you like! It's open to everyones:)

    Farah @ FashionFabrice.

    Have a FABULOUS day:)

  8. i love the pretty print here, and well done on the took me a little while to get up the courage to actually take some scissors to anything i wasn't quite happy with..

  9. Wow I love what you've done with it! it's a great skirt xx

  10. That skirt looks great shorter - love what you've done with it. xx

  11. just gorgeous! i so need to progress from making cuchion covers to clothes altering, the skirt looks amazing!

  12. That is simply beautiful! Great find!! xx


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