Tuesday, 27 October 2009

It's child's play...



I'll let you into a little secret. I was drawn to the pattern and colours of this skirt on a sale rack in Sainsburys, Bury St Edmunds the other day... and was quickly let down when I realised it was a kids skirt... age 12-13.

I tried to force it on my daughter, she didn't want it, not cool enough or summink.

On further investigation, hmmm, it had an elasticated waistband. Could I possibly squeeze into it with the aid of the elastic, or at least letting the elastic out a bit? You betcha! "Sold to the lady who looks a tiny bit silly buying kids clothes for herself."

It still needed a little work, the length was very appropriate for a child, very decent you might say. So I whacked off a couple of inches (being the hussey that I am), hemmed it up (with hemming tape, I might be a hussey, but I'm no seamstress) and voila! A pretty skirt for a bargain £4. Sorted.

If you look closely enough, you can just see the hemming tape show through, so my plan is to just move quickly whenever I wear this, that way, no one will ever notice my shocking work.






ps. Don't forget to enter my second sweetie giveaway, you gotta be innit to winnit...

18 comments:

The Brunette Girly Girl said...

ooh I love that asos dress I thought about ordering it a while back.

Lovely outfit BTW xx

Struggler said...

Great find - and I bet, since it was on sale for kids, that you didn't pay VAT either. Gotta love that!!

Timeless Fashion... said...

Your shoes are amazing (again!)

Fancy living 15 mins from Claudia S.; very surreal.

Have a great week!

Passion4Fashion said...

The skirt is way cute on you. Glad you didn't leave it for the little girls.

Leah said...

You know what I always love about your outfits? Your shoes... I love the burst of color which brightens up all your ensemble.

Stylestance said...

So cute on you! I bought clothes at Gap Kids (on purpose) for years. Better prices. :)

Elizabeth Marie said...

I love that you a non seamstress hussy and it turned out FAB! :)

Love the shoes too! HOTTIE!

Kari said...

Oh, how cute! I don't think it looks like a kid's skirt at all. Clever you for adapting it! I also love your necklace.

SR@MyStyle said...

Hi there-thats a fab bargain, it looks lovely on!! I too love the necklace!!

CC said...

Love the shoes. :)

Xx

Amy said...

Wonderful find! I when I first saw this post, I was thinking: "Wow, I love the pattern on this skirt!" and now that I know it is a girl's skirt I am thinking: "Genius!"

xoxo
Amy
thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

daisychain said...

It's a great skirt! I often shop in the kids section!

KIRAFASHION said...

Hello there!

What a beautiful lady you are! I am amazed about you! This skirt is fabulous!
Thanks so much for passing by! I love to have feedback about all!

Many kisses and see you!
Kira

Tights Lover said...

Love the skirt!

MAISON CHAPLIN said...

Hi dear, thanks for the comment, come check the new post! I totally love this, you look beautiful ^^

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The Thrifty Stylist said...

terrific! i find it hilarious that you shortened a skirt that was already made for someone much shorter, though, tee hee. but it looks great.

J. said...

What a lovely skirt!

eednic said...

bhwahhahaha! well you hardly look like a hussy to me! i never would have known this was a kid's skirt, but i LOVE that it is.