Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Let's Skirt Around It, Shall We?

This old wrap-around straight skirt is made of silk and linen with a lining. Not too much wrap-aroundness available on me anymore, so...I relocated the two buttons

painting by Wim Schuhmacher.
on the waistband to fit and then sewed on some decorative buttons down the center front to close it up.  I left about 5 inches open from the waistband down to the first decorative button to be able to get in and out of it.   Then I slip stitched the rest of the front down to secure it even more.

Wrap-arounds are a great fashion buy - they can go either way as needed - downsizing or upsizing, as the case may be. 

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